hop, skip, and jump

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hop, skip, and (a) jump

A short distance.
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When he winked, grinned a sloppy grin, and moved to the stool adjacent to mine, my stomach did that little hop, skip, and jump it always does when I know I'm going to be required to converse with someone whose breath I could ignite with a flint and steel.