jump in(redirected from into the ring)
((to) something) to leap into something, such as water, a bed, a problem, etc. She was so cold she just jumped into bed and pulled up the covers. I jumped in and had a refreshing swim.
to become involved in something very quickly I made a big mistake when I jumped in the middle of the discussion.Related vocabulary: jump in with both feet
Also jump in with both feet or into the ring . Enter into something enthusiastically; also, act precipitately. For example, When Don found out what his job was to be, he was ready to jump in immediately, or As soon as they asked me to join, I jumped in with both feet, or When buying securities, Anne's apt to jump into the ring, no matter what the risks. The first two usages allude to jumping into water; the third alludes to entering the fray of the boxing ring.
1. To leap or bound in or into something: The lake is nice and warm; jump in! Don't jump in the water here; there are rocks below.
2. To enter something quickly, especially a vehicle: She jumped in, I hit the gas, and we took off. Jump in the car and let's go.
3. To join some activity that is already in progress: I like your project; do you think I could jump in? I jumped in on their card game in the third round.
4. To interrupt someone or join a conversation suddenly, especially with an uninvited opinion: I wanted to finish the meeting quickly, but people kept jumping in. My neighbor jumped in with a strong objection at our town meeting.