get the jump on something

get the jump on something
get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself.

If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the traffic.


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  • get a jump on something — get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself. If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the jump on someone — get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself. If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the jump on — get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself. If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get a jump on someone — get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself. If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get a jump on — get a/the jump on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to start doing something before other people start, or before something happens, in order to get an advantage for yourself. If I leave work early on Fridays I can get a jump on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get/have/gain a/the jump on — to get or have an early advantage over (someone) by acting quickly or doing something first The company came out with its software earlier than expected and got the jump on its competitors. • • • Main Entry: ↑jump …   Useful english dictionary

  • get a jump on — verb To start early, especially to start before something begins or before others begin. If youd like to get a jump on the holiday season, many craft stores already have holiday patterns out …   Wiktionary

  • jump — jump1 [ dʒʌmp ] verb *** ▸ 1 move off ground ▸ 2 move because of shock ▸ 3 increase very quickly ▸ 4 move between ideas etc. ▸ 5 do something when told to ▸ 6 attack ▸ 7 not work smoothly ▸ 8 start car ▸ 9 (try to) have sex with ▸ + PHRASES 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jump — [[t]ʤʌ̱mp[/t]] ♦♦ jumps, jumping, jumped 1) VERB If you jump, you bend your knees, push against the ground with your feet, and move quickly upwards into the air. [V prep/adv] I jumped over the fence... [V prep/adv] They came into the front hall,… …   English dictionary

  • jump — I UK [dʒʌmp] / US verb Word forms jump : present tense I/you/we/they jump he/she/it jumps present participle jumping past tense jumped past participle jumped *** 1) [intransitive] to move your body off the ground using your legs You ll have to… …   English dictionary

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