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put the cart before the horse

to do things in the ​wrongorder: Aren't you putting the cart before the ​horse by ​deciding what to ​wear for the ​wedding before you've ​even been ​invited to it?
(Definition of put the cart before the horse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put the cart before the horse”
in Chinese (Simplified) 本末倒置, 前后颠倒…
in Chinese (Traditional) 本末倒置, 前後顛倒…
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