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cart before the horse
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  • You are inclined to put the cart before the horse.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • The cart before the horse is neither beautiful nor useful.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • No, now you’re putting the cart before the horse.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I was myself so much more antecedently conscious of my figures than of their setting—a too preliminary, a preferential interest in which struck me as in general such a putting of the cart before the horse.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2

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  • I had the cart before the horse, Davos said.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • I was myself so much more antecedently conscious of my figures than of their setting—a too preliminary, a preferential interest in which struck me as in general such a putting of the cart before the horse.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
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