jump in the deep end

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jump in the deep end

To begin doing something very complex and/or unfamiliar, especially suddenly and without guidance, assistance, or preparation. A: "But I've never worked in sales before!" B: "You'll be fine, just jump in the deep end and try your best!" I'm a little nervous about starting my graduate degree program, but I'm determined to jump into the deep end and give it a go. Those who go the furthest in life are the ones willing to jump in at the deep end when a great opportunity arises.
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jump (or be thrown) in at the deep end

face a difficult problem or undertaking with little experience of it. informal
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The company decided at the end of last year to jump into the deep end and not hold back on making changes to the “appearance” of the company brand.
No use trying to jump into the deep end in this race," he said.
But just as you wouldn't jump into the deep end without first learning to swim, we truly believe that we need to familiarise ourselves with the inevitable relegation battle that would result from our promotion BEFORE it happens.
He believes he's ready to jump into the deep end after working out on his own in Florida for the past seven months, but is uncertain if he'll play tomorrow in the preseason finale against the Giants.
We have the venues, we have the talent, we just need someone to organise it all, so we decided to jump into the deep end try and get some vibe back into Bangor.
Personally, I think, if he has the chance to have a pro ticket, he has to take it and jump into the deep end.
It's no wonder so many first time traders fail so quickly when they jump into the deep end only to realise shortly after they don't know how to swim.
If you want to get out of the PC culture, you can't dip your toe in the water; you have to jump into the deep end of the pool.
The eight-year-old risked his own life to jump into the deep end of a swimming pool to rescue Stacey Younger as she fought for life.
Thetaskinvolved jumping out of the pool, running a lap around, jumping in again, dragging ourselves onto a big board in the middle then another lap of the pool and a jump into the deep end.
The Australian appetite for this type of insight and information is impressive and we believe the market is ready to jump into the deep end.
When starting with any new product, Faust said, it's a good idea to stick your toes into the water before you jump into the deep end.
He saw me accidentally jump into the deep end and sent a lifeguard to pull me out as I splashed about, ignored and desperate.