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English definition of “speak too soon”

speak too soon

to say something that is quickly shown not to be true: He won't be home for ages yet ... Oh, I spoke too soon - here he is now!Wrong
(Definition of speak too soon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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