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Jump the gun

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:53

Have you jumped the gun before? Has anyone said that to you before? When you have jumped the gun, it means that you have done something early and prematurely.


A: Cindy looks unhappy this morning.
B: She must not finished her assignments last night.
A; Don't jump the gun to make that conclusion. She might just be tired.


In this example, A is tell B not to make the conclusion too early without understanding entire situation.

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