big jump

big jump

A figurative leap in one's thinking or course of action; a big change. You want to marry me after just one date? That's a big jump! Yes, I know it's a big jump, but I'm switching majors from Biology to Textile Design.
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At ten minutes past eleven the gas gave a big jump and five minutes later went out.
I've had a dozen balk at that big jump. Only the athletes make it."
INTERNET giant Google is continuing to defy the economic turmoil after reporting a big jump in profits for the three months to September.
Only shoe and furniture chains saw a big jump. Hawkins said there was no evidence of a significant return to the sales growth of two or three years ago.
Each of the booklets in this series gives a uniquely comprehensive analysis of the results of a big jump race since its inception, with enough statistics to satisfy the most dedicated anorak.
Small in stature, but with a very big jump, Ballard was an impudent partner and fiery soloist, especially in the third act.
Clothes shop The Left Bank, in Byram Arcade, is sponsoring Anthony's big jump.
The big jump to pounds 5.5million in the cost of transporting them by train, plane and automobile will raise some eyebrows.
Geraghty said: "He jumped well when I had him covered up, but he threw in a big jump six fences out and landed second.
The report, ahead of new unemployment figures expected to show another big jump in the jobless total, was in sharp contrast to last summer when firms were predicting that vacancies for graduates would increase by at least 11%.
Computacenter is to take on 150 staff in Scotland after a big jump in profits.
However, it was unclear whether the big jump was due to a general upturn or to a couple of specific large investments.
THE ISEQ-listed Minmet mining group yesterday reported a big jump in annual pre-tax losses but predicted things were looking up.
"It was a big jump up in distance for him and that would have been my excuse if he'd got beaten!"
Petersen House is taking a big jump up in class, and trainer George Moore is under no illusions about the task confronting the four-year-old in the six-runner event.