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Definition of count (one's) chickens before they hatch

count (one's) chickens before they hatch


  • to become extremely hopeful about a future occurrence.
    Counting your chickens before they hatch is never a good idea.

    Last edited on Dec 13 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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Definitions include: to be okay; not a big concern.
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Definitions include: a redneck or bigot.
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Other terms relating to 'count':

Definitions include: to stare at breasts, usually in cold weather.
Definitions include: a person involved in the finances of an organization - e.g. an accountant.
Definitions include: A personal trainer who does not know what they are doing or isn't very good. They are not real personal trainers but rather people who count repetitions of an exercise. The best example of a rep-counter is a trainer who places their clients on a series of machines, demonstrates the form for the machine and then proceeds to count reps. Since most people are capable of reading the printed directions on the machine so this activity is not really personal training but rather "rep-counting."
Definitions include: in the groin.

Other terms relating to 'hatch':

Definitions include: to prepare for hardship.
Definitions include: down the hatch, i.e. down one's throat.
Definitions include: see the hatch.
Definitions include: throat.

Other terms relating to 'they':

Definitions include: the bigger a person's or organization's stature, the larger their failure will be.
Definitions include: "their".
Definitions include: A greeting.( Hey, what's up).
Definitions include: what's up? hi how are you doing

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