‧John Heywood's A Dialogue Conteinyng the Nomber in Effect of All the Prouerbes in the Englishe Tongue (=A Dialogue Containing the Number in Effect of All the Proverbs in the English Tongue) (1546):
"To tourne [turn] the cat in the pan, or set the cart before the hors [horse]."
‧To increase government subsidies without offering people job opportunities is to put the cart before the horse.
‧Some argued that installing sleep monitors on buses is putting the cart before the horse.
‧Cramming is a daunting learning method that puts the cart before the horse — you easily forget everything and it makes you hate studying.
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Is there anything that you think puts the cart before the horse these days?
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