Cart before the Horse

To put the cart before the horse is to reverse the right order or allocation of things.

French:
“Mettre la charrette avant les boeufs.”

Latin:
“Currus bovem trahit Praepostere.”

Greek:
“Hysteron proteron.”

German:
“Die pferde hinter den wagen spannen.”

Italian:
“Metter il carro inanzi ai buoi.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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