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these funny idioms French people use # 001.

June 9, 2010
We don’t say counting the chickens before they’ve hatched, but selling the bearskin before having killed it. [vendre la peau de l’ours avant de l’avoir tué.] And a Czech friend of mine informed me that they say Don’t cook a rabbit which is still running on the field.

Around the same meaning of hastening, we don’t say either putting the cart before the horse, but putting the plough before the oxes [mettre la charrue avant les bœufs]

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