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take the jump

Slang definitions & phrases for take the jump

take the rap

verb phrase

To accept or suffer the punishment for something, esp for something one did not do: If she gets caught, I'll take the rap for her/ Make sure Brewster doesn't come unglued. He has to take the fall right along with Beck/ Marcus got to take the jump for it (1930+)


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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