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jump to conclusions

Meaning: If you jump to conclusions, you decide something is true, or make a judgement about something, before having enough information to be sure you're right.

For example:

  • When Tom and Madonna were seen together, people jumped to conclusions and thought they were dating.

  • If you jump to conclusions before having all the facts, you could easily make a fool of yourself.

Quick Quiz:

When they saw the cheap clothes he was wearing, they jumped to conclusions and thought
  1. he was rich
  2. he was poor
  3. he was cheap

Discuss: jump to conclusions

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