put the cart before the horse

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To put things in the wrong order or with the wrong priorities.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'put the cart before the horse':

Put the Cart before the HorseTo carry out something in reverse order, to do opposite of something
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    Karen
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