Idiom of the Week – Week 23

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to jump the gun”: to act too soon; vorsprechen; überstürzt handeln; voreilig handeln

Example 1: She jumped the gun when she told everyone about her new job before she officially got the job offer.

Example 2: Don’t jump the gun. Give them a chance to ask all their questions before trying to close the deal.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

Cookie Consent Banner von Real Cookie Banner