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miles to go before I sleep

Meaning: you have a lot to do before you can rest

Example: We need to get all of these files completed before anyone leaves. There are miles to go before I sleep. Read more ➺

learn to walk before you run

Meaning: to take smaller steps initially

Example: The plan will gradually get the company the revenue that they need to sustain in this market but you need to learn to walk before you run. Read more ➺

look before you leap

Meaning: to make sure that everything is alright before doing something important which you cannot revert

Example: You better check out the costs that you will have to incur through the duration of this lawsuit before filling it. It is always better to look before you leap. Read more ➺

the calm before the storm

Meaning: an extremely peaceful atmosphere right before any serious incident or crisis

Example: The family's meeting on property dispute begins today and I'm just sitting down with a cup of coffee, enjoying the calm before the storm. Read more ➺

put the cart before the horse

Meaning: to do things in the wrong order or sequence

Example: Aren't you putting the cart before the horse in decorating your new office? You haven't even been awarded the job yet. Read more ➺

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