That would be jumping to conclusions


New Member
Dutch, Netherlands
Hi everyone,

Can 'jumping to conclusions' be used this way?

'A layman might think that (XYZ). But that would be jumping to conclusions.'

It sounds a little odd to me, maybe I'm overthinking it, but I would appreciate some input from a native speaker. I would also like to know if there is another way to say the same thing, for example: 'But that would be a conclusion drawn too fast.' Is that a good sentence?
  • Orble

    Senior Member
    Australian English
    Another, more informal, expression that can be used to refer to someone jumping to conclusions is to say they have, “put two and two together and got five

    For example,

    A: “Did I just see Sam and Amy together at the beach? They make a great couple.”​

    B: “Are you sure you aren’t putting two and two together and getting five? Amy and Toby announced their engagement last week and I reckon Sam will be the best man.”​
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