look before one leaps

Definition of look before one leaps

  1. :  to think or learn about the possible bad results of an action before doing it If you're planning to invest in your friend's company, I advise you to look before you leap.

Word by Word Definitions

lookplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  the act of looking

    :  glance

    :  the expression of the countenance

beforeplay
  1. :  in advance :  ahead

    :  at an earlier time

  1. :  forward of :  in front of

    :  in the presence of

    :  under the jurisdiction or consideration of

  1. :  earlier than the time that

    :  sooner or quicker than

    :  so that … do not

leapplay leaps
  1. :  to spring free from or as if from the ground :  jump

    :  to pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

    :  to act precipitately

  1. :  an act of leaping :  spring, bound

    :  a place leaped over or from

    :  the distance covered by a leap


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