jump before (one) is pushed

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jump before (one) is pushed

To take action willingly or proactively before being forced to do it. A: "I've been hearing whispers about layoffs, so I think we all need to start looking for other jobs. Better to jump before we're pushed." B: "Yeah, I don't want to have to look for a new job in a total panic."
See also: before, jump, push
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