jump ship
phrasal 1. to leave the company of a ship without authority 2. to desert a cause or party especially abruptly ; defect

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • jump ship — ► jump ship (of a sailor) leave a ship without permission. Main Entry: ↑jump …   English terms dictionary

  • jump ship — If you leave a company or institution for another because it is doing badly, you are jumping ship …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • jump ship — Ⅰ. abandon/jump ship ► to leave an organization very suddenly, especially when you think it is going to fail: »The CEO abandoned ship just before the auditors were called in. Main Entry: ↑ship Ⅱ. jump ship INFORMAL …   Financial and business terms

  • jump ship — if you jump ship, you leave a job or activity suddenly before it is finished, especially to go and work for someone else. Another advertising agency offered him $1000 to jump ship …   New idioms dictionary

  • jump ship — go to work for the other team the competition    The company asked me to sign a form saying I wouldn t jump ship …   English idioms

  • jump ship — (of a sailor) leave a ship without permission. → jump …   English new terms dictionary

  • jump ship — verb a) To part from a ship As soon as the battleship docked in Singapore, Roger jumped ship, never to return. b) To depart a project without warning. I couldnt hack it as a teacher, so I jumped ship and flew back to Australia …   Wiktionary

  • jump ship — evacuate a ship; leave a group or company because it is headed for failure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jump ship — 1) to leave a ship without permission 2) to leave a difficult situation when you should stay and deal with it …   English dictionary

  • jump ship — idi to escape from or desert a ship …   From formal English to slang

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