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Cart before the Horse


To put the cart before the horse is to reverse the right order or allocation of things.

French: “Mettre la charrette avant les bœufs.”

Latin: “Currus bovem trahit Præpostere.”

Greek: “Hysteron proteron.”

German:Die pferde hinter den wagen spannen.”

Italian: “Metter il carro inanzi ai buoi.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Carry Everything before One (To)
Carry Fire in one Hand and Water in the other (To)
Carry One’s Point (To)
Carry Out (To)
Carry out one’s Bat (To)
Carry Swords!
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Carry Weight (To)
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