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English definition of “jump to conclusions”

jump to conclusions

to guess the facts about a situation without having enough information: You shouldn't jump to conclusions just because they were holding hands.Guesses and assumptions
(Definition of jump to conclusions from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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