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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Look before You Leap.
 
Consider well before you act. “Melius est cavre semper, quam patiri semel.   1
       
“And look before you ere you leap,
For, as you sow, you’re like to reap.”
       
Butler: Hudibras, canto ii. part ii. 502.
 


 Look as Big as Bull Beef (To).Look for a Needle in a Bottle of Hay (To). 

 
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