look before you leap

look before you leap


  • to make sure that everything is alright before doing something important which you cannot revert
  • to think of the consequences of one’s actions before taking them
  • to imagine the likely effect before making crucial verdict
  • to calculate the possible consequences before taking immense action

Example Sentences

  1. 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.
  2. I had asked him to look before he leaped when he was planning to buy those stocks. Look what he has got himself into now!
  3. The girl rally should have looked before she leaped into this marriage!
  4. My children know very well to look before they leap into such business deals. They have learnt about the business from the best after all, me!
  5. The family was asked to look before they leap into buying this house. People in the village say that it is haunted by the ghost of the lady that lived here many years back.
  6. It is better to look before you leap when taking such political stands these days. You never know who is on your side and who will cause you harm for it.


The phrase has been the moral of the story for many child stories including Aesop’s fable which was about a fox which fell into a well and since he was unable to climb out he convinced a goat to jump in.

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AuthorUnaty writes on 12th February 2019

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AuthorArnav Baghel writes on 10th February 2019

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AuthorSazzad Hossain writes on 24th November 2018

‘look before you leap’ means:

  1. be ready
  2. be amazed
  3. beware
  4. be successful

AuthorBhagya writes on 7th August 2018

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AuthorS.B writes on 1st June 2018

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