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get the jump on something

Slang definitions & phrases for get the jump on something

get the jump on someone

verb phrase

To get the lead, or an advantage, esp by alert early moves: Never let the other guy get the jump on you (1912+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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