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 Put the Cart before the Horse.Putney and Mortlake Race. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Put up the Shutters (To).
 
To announce oneself a bankrupt.   1
        Do you think I am going to put up the shutters if we can manage to keep going?
 


 Put the Cart before the Horse.Putney and Mortlake Race. 

 
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