Meaning of don't count your chickens before they're hatched in English:

don't count your chickens before they're hatched


  • Don't be too confident in anticipating success or good fortune before it is certain.

    ‘I wouldn't count your chickens—I've agreed to sign the contract but that's all I've agreed to’
    • ‘We are feeling positive but not counting any chickens.’
    • ‘I am reluctant to count any chickens before they're hatched, so I will make no predictions, but I will let you all know as soon as anything happens.’
    • ‘He is scheduled to be the next chairman of the council and, although he does not want to count his chickens before they are hatched, is rationalising his commitments.’
    • ‘He was feeling better, but didn't want to count his chickens.’
    • ‘I'm not sure we're ready to throw out names just yet, only because we don't want to count our chickens before they hatch.’