don't count your chickens before they're hatched

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don't count your chickens before they're hatched

Wikipedia

  1. You should not count on something before it happens.
  2. You should not expect all of your hopes to be fulfilled.

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  • Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, ISBN 0-679-44554-4, p. 63.