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*jump on someone

a chance to do something before someone else. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) Each reporter is trying to get the jump on the others with the story about the earthquake. Kelly finally got the jump on Sam.
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jump on someone or something

to pounce on someone or something. The cat jumped on the mouse. Max jumped on the unsuspecting tourist and robbed him.
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jump on

 ((to) something)
1. . to get onto something. The cat jumped onto the sofa and took a nap. I was sitting on the sofa and the cat jumped on it and scared me.
2. . to get involved in something very quickly. Jump onto that story now and get it done for tonight's edition. I'll jump on the story right now, boss.
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jump on

v.
1. To leap, bound, or pounce on or onto something: The kids were jumping on the bed and laughing. Jump on the wagon, and let's go for a ride!
2. To become involved in something promptly: The boss handed me the assignment and I jumped on it right away. She jumped on to help us out with the project.
3. To attack someone verbally: The students jumped on the college president after he spoke.
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