Meaning of “speak too soon” in the English Dictionary

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"speak too soon" in British English

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speak too soon

to say something that is quickly shown not to be true:

He won't be home for hours yet ... Oh, I spoke too soon - here he is now!

(Definition of “speak too soon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"speak too soon" in American English

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speak too soon

to say something which is quickly proven not to be true:

It looks like Hanna will be late – I spoke too soon, here she comes now.

(Definition of “speak too soon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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