|jump at the chance
||be ready to try if you have the opportunity
||If I was asked to play with their band, I'd jump at the chance.
|jump for joy
||jump up and down because you are happy
||When their horse won the race, they jumped for joy.
|jump in the lake
||(See go jump in the lake)
|jump in with both feet
||become totally involved, go whole hog
||Ken gets involved in his work. He jumps in with both feet.
|jump out of your skin
||jump with fright, become very scared, scared stiff
||Keith, if you had seen that ghost, you would have jumped right
out of your skin!
||go to the front of a line of people waiting for service, horn in
||If somebody jumps queue in front of Dad, he tells them to go to the back of the line.
||go to work for the other team - the competition
||The company asked me to sign a form saying I wouldn't jump ship.
||use cables to start a car, kick start
||One cold morning my dad helped me to jump start my car.
|jump the gun
||act too soon, leave early
||A good chef waits until the food is cooked. Don't jump the gun.
|jump through hoops
||do all the required steps, red tape
||To get a student loan, I had to jump through a lot of hoops.