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While some have hailed Jonathan for his intervention in the cement subsector of the economy, others are of the view that the Federal Government is putting the cart before the horse because it has not created an enabling environment that would give local manufacturers a competitive edge to effect price reduction dictated purely by market forces.
It will be a case of putting the cart before the horse," he said when asked whether the party would ask the government to reconsider the issue of administered price mechanism in the wake of hikes in petrol prices in the last few months.
This is putting the cart before the horse, or better yet untying the horse, shooting it in the head and burning the cart.
Commenting on the findings, the director of the RAC Foundation Prof Stephen Glaister says: "What the Government is in danger of doing is putting the cart before the horse.
Commenting on the findings, the director of the RAC Foundation Professor Stephen Glaister said: "What the Government is in danger of doing is putting the cart before the horse.
Basically, I think changing the language just might be putting the cart before the horse.
But Labour AM for Merthyr Tydfil Huw Lewis said the convention was at risk of putting the cart before the horse, adding: "We are talking about changing the Welsh devolution settlement before we've really tested the new powers".
Lowe's, the nation's second-largest home improvement big-box store, either is clairvoyant or is betting that it's not putting the cart before the horse.
Rather than a case of Wal-Mart putting the cart before the horse, the company's decision demonstrates the kind of proactive use of technology that has characterized its most impressive successes over the years.
Critics argue that negotiating with STAR before completing the EIS is putting the cart before the horse.
Discussing a blueprint to develop our defense capabilities before deciding on a basic security strategy seems to be putting the cart before the horse.
It's like putting the cart before the horse if the rehabilitation plan is considered only from the financial aspect,'' he said.