Definition of look before one leaps
- If you're planning to invest in your friend's company, I advise you to look before you leap.
: to make sure or take care (that something is done)
: to ascertain by the use of one's eyes
: to exercise the power of vision upon : examine
: the act of looking
: the expression of the countenance
: in advance : ahead
: at an earlier time
: forward of : in front of
: in the presence of
: under the jurisdiction or consideration of
: earlier than the time that
: sooner or quicker than
: so that … do not
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