be for the high jump

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be for the high jump

To be punished swiftly and harshly. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. You will be for the high jump if mom finds out that you came home past curfew again. When I was caught cheating on the test, I knew I was for the high jump.
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be for the high jump

  (British & Australian)
if someone is for the high jump, they will be punished or severely criticized for something they have done wrong She'll be for the high jump when her mother finds out she's been smoking.
See also: high, jump