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don't get ahead of yourself

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don't get ahead of yourself

Postby Aikuzo » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:28 pm

What does "don't get ahead of yourself" mean?

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Pls correct any errors you see on my writings on: nouns, tenses :)

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Re: don't get ahead of yourself

Postby Josef » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:01 am

Slow down! Don't try to do more than you can do or understand.

(Literally, "ahead" means "in front" or "further forward in space".)
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Re: don't get ahead of yourself

Postby Tukanja » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:20 am

It seems like an advice, doesn't it? :-)

or warning! :mrgreen:
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Re: don't get ahead of yourself

Postby Josef » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:22 pm

Yes, it very often is used as a warning.
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Re: don't get ahead of yourself

Postby meyang » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:14 pm

well ahead of yourself mean in advance to something that your into it? is that correct?
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