put the cart before the horse

put the cart before the horse
do things in the wrong order

I think that he is putting the cart before the horse by talking about fixing up the house before he even buys it.


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  • put the cart before the horse — To reverse the natural or sensible order of things • • • Main Entry: ↑cart put the cart before the horse see under ↑cart • • • Main Entry: ↑horse * * * put the cart before the horse phrase to do one thing before another thing that you should have …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the cart before the horse — See: CART BEFORE THE HORSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put the cart before the horse — See: CART BEFORE THE HORSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put the cart before the horse — (put) the cart before the horse to do something that should happen later before other things. Barnhart is putting the cart before the horse by building a stadium before a team has agreed to play there …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the cart before the horse — ► put the cart before the horse reverse the proper order or procedure. Main Entry: ↑cart …   English terms dictionary

  • put the cart before the horse —    A person who puts the cart before the horse is doing things in the wrong order.     Building a school before knowing the age of the population is putting the cart before the horse …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • put the cart before the horse — verb To put things in the wrong order or with the wrong priorities; to put something inconsequential as more important than something more essential. The hour had struck; and with it, as always, appeared the man. So it has ever been in the… …   Wiktionary

  • put the cart before the horse — to do things in the wrong order. Deciding what to wear before you ve even been invited to the party is rather putting the cart before the horse, isn t it? …   New idioms dictionary

  • put\ the\ cart\ before\ the\ horse — See: cart before the horse …   Словарь американских идиом

  • (the) cart before the horse — (put) the cart before the horse to do something that should happen later before other things. Barnhart is putting the cart before the horse by building a stadium before a team has agreed to play there …   New idioms dictionary

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