jump to conclusions
jump to conclusions,
also, leap to conclusions
- to predict a situation without having sufficient information
- to have a premature estimation or judgement hurriedly
- to make (a foolish) decision before knowing it thoroughly
- to guess unjustified assumptions in a hurry
- to draw inferences too quickly from inadequate clues
- Wait till we get the report; don’t jump to conclusions.
- She is dancing with her father – don’t jump to conclusions!
- Mark’s wife saw him with her boss at lunch in a restaurant and jumped to conclusions.
- The fans jumped to conclusions before the team got the final goal.
- Let’s not jump to conclusions as things might not be as good as they appear on the surface.
- We observe a statistical trend, and then we leap to conclusions that turn out to be mistaken.
- The prime minister urged the public not to leap to conclusions before the authority had completed its investigation.
- Companies should not leap to conclusions in cases where it appears that an employee may have been economical with the truth.
- Unfortunately, so many people leap to conclusions before all the truths are known.
The term began to appear in the early 1700s in prints.
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