It might date back to the time a friend warned us not to put the barn door before the horse, which, if memory serves, was her way of saying to take things one step a time. Sure, "Don't put the cart before the horse" would have worked just as well. But weaving in — intentionally or not — a touch of "Don't close the barn door after the horse has bolted" struck us as truly inspired. President Obama caught some grief when he was still presidential candidate Obama for using the term "green behind the ears," to describe how his opponent was trying to portray him. Critics assumed Obama meant either "green" or "wet behind the ears," both of which mean young and inexperienced, but aren't usually placed together. Either way, his point was made.
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