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The meaning of "dont count your chickens before they hatch"

" Don't count your chickens before they hatch "
Don't count on receiving some benefit until you actually have it.
I know you felt good about that exam, but you haven't passed until you get the result - don't count your chickens.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 16th century proverb.
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