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don't pop the champagne corks yet

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don't pop the champagne corks yet

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(also don't uncork the champagne yet) Don't celebrate a victory prematurely; don't count your chickens before they're hatched: It didn't happen, but don't pop the champagne corks yet/ the S&L industry posted earnings of $1.97 billion, the first gain in five years. But don't uncork the champagne yet

[1990s+; fr the custom of pouring champagne over the victors in a sports contest]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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