Encouraging someone to be prudent—cliche’s
Don’t jump the gun.
To jump the gun = to start a race before the starting gun is fired=to do something too early
Don’t go off half -cocked.
half-cocked = ill-prepared
Don’t go chomping at the bit.
chomp = to bite (as with an eager horse)
Don’t put the cart before the horse.
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
= Don’t base your plans on something that hasn’t
Don’t cross that bridge till you come to it.
= We will deal with that when the time comes.
We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Don’t get ahead of yourself.