to jump the gun

to jump the gun
«Перепрыгнуть через ружьё». To jump the gun — начать что-либо до положенного времени, действовать до того, как дано разрешение или без должной подготовки. Эта фраза пришла из мира спорта, где соревнующиеся, которые пересекли стартовую линию до выстрела сигнального пистолета, дисквалифицируются или должны снова встать на старт.

Everything is ready for a general election, but let's not jump the gun. After all, the Government may decide to postpone it for a month or two. — Всё готово для выборов, но не надо спешить. Всё же правительство может решить отложить выборы на месяц-другой.


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  • Jump the Gun — Жанр поп рок Годы 1987 1990 Страна …   Википедия

  • jump the gun — also[beat the gun] {v. phr.} 1. To start before the starter s gun in a race. * /The runners were called back because one of them jumped the gun./ 2. {informal} To start before you should; start before anyone else. * /The new students were not… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jump the gun — also[beat the gun] {v. phr.} 1. To start before the starter s gun in a race. * /The runners were called back because one of them jumped the gun./ 2. {informal} To start before you should; start before anyone else. * /The new students were not… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jump\ the\ gun — • jump the gun • beat the gun v. phr. 1. To start before the starter s gun in a race. The runners were called back because one of them jumped the gun. 2. informal To start before you should; start before anyone else. The new students were not… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Jump The Gun — was an Irish band, best known for the performance of the entry of this country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988 host in Dublin, called Take him home . After the voting process, Ireland get 79 points, reaching the 8th position. Jump The Gun was …   Wikipedia

  • jump the gun — If you jump the gun, you start doing something before the appropriate time …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • jump the gun — ► jump the gun informal act before the proper or appropriate time. Main Entry: ↑gun …   English terms dictionary

  • jump the gun — (informal) ACT PREMATURELY, act too soon, be over hasty, be precipitate; informal be ahead of oneself. → jump * * * phrasal or beat the gun 1. : to start in a race before the starting signal disqualified for jumping the gun …   Useful english dictionary

  • jump the gun —    If you jump the gun, you start doing something before the appropriate time.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you jump the gun, you do something too soon or take premature action based on incomplete information.     He ordered a new… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • jump the gun — to do something before it should be done. We do not want to jump the gun by making a statement about what caused the explosion before the investigation is completed. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of jump the gun (= to begin to run a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Jump the gun —   • If you start something too early, you jump the gun.   • If you jump the gun, you start doing something before the appropriate time …   Dictionary of English idioms


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