put the cart before the horse

(proverb) to do something in the wrong order

Example Sentences:

A: I’m going to get a really good job, and then go to University.
B: Aren’t you putting the cart before the horse?
A: What do you mean?
B: You should go to University first!

Man: You are beautiful. What’s your name?
Woman: Wilma.
Man: Wilma, will you marry me?
Woman: I don’t even know who you are. Don’t put the cart before the horse.
Man: Okay. Do you want to go out for dinner?
Woman: No.

From the Blogs:

Isla Fisher Doesn’t Put the Cart Before the Horse

Media:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16105263@N00/31429477/

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