Don't ( rush/leap) to any conclusions

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thuhoai

Senior Member
Vietnam
Hi,everyone.

Following is my exercise. Choosing the most suitable word from the options.

Don't...to any conclusions before you know the full facts.

A/ rush
B/ leap
C/ fly
D/ dive

I assume that either A or B can be correct answers. I need your advice.
Thanks,
 
  • thuhoai

    Senior Member
    Vietnam
    Could you please tell the diffence between "rush to any conclusions" and "leap to any conclusions"?
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    "Leap (or jump) to conclusions" is the most common form of the phrase, therefore it is the "most suitable" answer even though it is not the only suitable answer. With leap/jump, the term implies that you are skipping over some middle steps by leaping over them. If you rush through the middle steps, you have not necessarily skipped them entirely.
     
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    thuhoai

    Senior Member
    Vietnam
    Sometimes I see "rush to any conclusions" is used as in "The authorities blamed that on the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). But yesterday they were careful not to rush to conclusions." Guardian

    "Rush to conclusion" is also found in Freedictionary.

    The two idioms-"rush to any conclusions" and "leap to any conclusions"-make me confused.
     
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