Expressions with JUMP 1; jump at, jump queue, jump down throat

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Meaning and examples JUMP

jump the queue

not wait your turn; get an unfair advantage over others who have waited longer

  • · Hey you! Don’t jump the queue! We’re before you.
  • · Jimmy, wait a moment! don’t jump the queue. Mary had her hand up first.

Jump down someone’s throat

disagree with someone before they have finished talking

  • · Don’t jump down his throat. He was only saying that there isn’t enough evidence to say if the President is guilty or not.

Jump at

be eager to accept

  • · Julia jumped at the chance to work with Stella McCartney as a designer

 

Meanings and examples of other expressions with JUMP

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