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Meaning of “speak too soon” in the English Dictionary

"speak too soon" in British English

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speak too soon

to say something that is ​quicklyshown not to be ​true: He won't be ​home for ​hoursyet ... 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 ​quicklyproven 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)
Translations of “speak too soon”
in Chinese (Simplified) 过早下结论…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過早下結論…
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