1. A lesson from a phrase believed coined by CNN correspondent Kristi Keck, meaning politically, to attack your opponent early, but by the time voting roles along, it is old forgotten news, and nothing is accomplished that much to smear the opponent in the latter since.
2. To hold back your introduction to a stranger until the right time.
3. To re-frame from making decisions or completing an action until you know all of the consequences.
Matt, a tricky but anxious batter was up to bat. With the bases loaded, the coach, knowing the experienced pitchers style, yelled " hey Matt ! "Don't throw your dirt early" ! Hoping that Matt took the clue to bunt.
Dont throw your dirt early