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

count (one's) chickens before they hatch

verb

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