Jump

to jump to conclusions = to make a decision about somebody/something too quickly, before you know or have thought about all the facts

Sometimes people jump to conclusions after hearing only one side of the story.

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to jump down one’s throat = (informal) to react very angrily to somebody

There’s no need to jump down my throat just because I made this stupid mistake.

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to jump the light = (informal) to fail to stop at a red traffic light

A car who had obviously jumped the lights smashed into me and caused £8000.00 worth of damage to my vehicle.

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to jump the queue/line = to go to the front of a line of people without waiting for your turn

US President Barack Obama apologetically jumped the queue at a famous barbecue joint in Austin.

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by leaps and bounds = rapidly, in fast progress

Science and technology are developing by leaps and bounds all over the world.

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to jump/leap at the opportunity = to accept an opportunity eagerly

I was fortunately accepted onto the course and leapt at the opportunity to study at an internationally renowned university.

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somebody’s heart leaps = someone has a sudden feeling of happiness

When I opened the envelope and realized that ‘d been accepted, my heart lept with joy.

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Look before you leap = is used to advise people to think about the possible results or dangers of something before doing it

Going to buy those shares? Look before you leap!

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