don’t go near the water until you learn how to swim
1855 H. G. BOHN Hand-Book of Proverbs 459 Never venture out of your depth till you can swim.
1975 D. BAGLEY Snow Tiger xv. ‘There I was... Over-protected and regarded as a teacher’s pet into the bargain.’ ‘“Don’t go near the water until you learn how to swim,”’ quoted McGill.
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