walk before one runs

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Definition of walk before one runs

: to learn the basics before trying to do something more advanced Don't get ahead of yourself. You have to walk before you run.

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“Walk before one runs.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walk%20before%20one%20runs. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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