jump the gun
phrasal 1. to start in a race before the starting signal 2. to act, move, or begin something before the proper time

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Jump the Gun — Жанр поп рок Годы 1987 1990 Страна …   Википедия

  • jump the gun — also[beat the gun] {v. phr.} 1. To start before the starter s gun in a race. * /The runners were called back because one of them jumped the gun./ 2. {informal} To start before you should; start before anyone else. * /The new students were not… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jump the gun — also[beat the gun] {v. phr.} 1. To start before the starter s gun in a race. * /The runners were called back because one of them jumped the gun./ 2. {informal} To start before you should; start before anyone else. * /The new students were not… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jump\ the\ gun — • jump the gun • beat the gun v. phr. 1. To start before the starter s gun in a race. The runners were called back because one of them jumped the gun. 2. informal To start before you should; start before anyone else. The new students were not… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Jump The Gun — was an Irish band, best known for the performance of the entry of this country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988 host in Dublin, called Take him home . After the voting process, Ireland get 79 points, reaching the 8th position. Jump The Gun was …   Wikipedia

  • jump the gun — If you jump the gun, you start doing something before the appropriate time …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • jump the gun — ► jump the gun informal act before the proper or appropriate time. Main Entry: ↑gun …   English terms dictionary

  • jump the gun — (informal) ACT PREMATURELY, act too soon, be over hasty, be precipitate; informal be ahead of oneself. → jump * * * phrasal or beat the gun 1. : to start in a race before the starting signal disqualified for jumping the gun …   Useful english dictionary

  • jump the gun — to do something before it should be done. We do not want to jump the gun by making a statement about what caused the explosion before the investigation is completed. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of jump the gun (= to begin to run a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • jump the gun —    If you jump the gun, you start doing something before the appropriate time.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you jump the gun, you do something too soon or take premature action based on incomplete information.     He ordered a new… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Jump the gun —   • If you start something too early, you jump the gun.   • If you jump the gun, you start doing something before the appropriate time …   Dictionary of English idioms

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