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jump the gun

to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it: They've only just met - isn't it jumping the gun to be talking about marriage already?
(Definition of jump the gun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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