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jump off the deep end

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jump off the deep end

verb phrase

To act precipitately; take drastic action: He jumped off the deep end and got married again (1940s+)

Related Terms

go off the deep end


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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