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jump the gun

jump the gun

Date: Apr 26 2007


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I’m not going to jump the gun now. I want to win [the World Series] first.”

David Wells, Boston Red Sox pitcher, talking about whether he plans to retire from baseball.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

act too quickly; start something before you’re supposed to

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

To jump the gun means to do something too soon, or before you are supposed to do it. For example, when runners line up before a race, they are supposed to start running when the referee fires his sound gun. If they start running before the gunshot, they have jumped the gun.

David Wells, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, is 42 years old, which is pretty old for a professional baseball player. He was always being asked if he plans to retire, but he didn’t want to jump the gun and give an answer until the baseball season was finished.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“Sheila jumped the gun and told everyone she was getting married before Tony even proposed to her.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

June take actions too soon and too hasty
by June
do it before the proper or right time
by Pong
He has to do something before he should. He has to win before he retires
by Anasita
Do sth rash, on the spur of the moment
by Lindsay
You have to go not so fast, first think and that do it.
by Hoffmann
jsmilenium Stop playing baseball.
by jsmilenium
hossein99 to do something too soon, before the right time.
by hossein99

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United Arab Emirates

always jump ahead and never look back because your brain can think and reply you back in a secound

01:46 AM Apr 29 2007 |



i don’t want to jump the gun and start teaching english before i have learned

04:37 PM Apr 28 2007 |



don’t always jump the jun.

02:32 PM Apr 27 2007 |




do not jump the gun,and comment before understand the lessons…

01:23 PM Apr 26 2007 |



i like it

08:41 AM Apr 26 2007 |




Great slang.

01:25 PM Feb 02 2006 |

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