leap down

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leap down

To jump or hop down to a lower level or place, especially very quickly or suddenly. I leapt down after my mother shouted at me not to climb on the wall. The cat leaped down off the table when I came by with the feather duster. I wish you wouldn't leap down from the top bunk like that—it sounds like you're going to crash straight through the floor!
See also: down, leap
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leap down (from something)

to hop down from something or some place. The performer leapt down from the stage and ran up the aisle. She leapt down and ran away.
See also: down, leap
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
"As for me," thought Porthos, giving Mordaunt his whole attention, "were it not for breaking in on the majesty of the situation I would leap down from the bench, reach Mordaunt in three bounds and strangle him; I would then take him by the feet and knock the life out of these wretched musketeers who parody the musketeers of France.
Hear I the roaring streams from Pirohitee's peak of spears, when they leap down the crags and drown the villages?
He wanted to leap down among these hairy monsters and show them that he was their friend, that he was one of them.
When I saw my poor brother led away to imprisonment, I attempted to leap down into the Council Chamber, desiring to intercede on his behalf, or at least bid him farewell.
The figure was both a huge leap down from the 6.3 percent figure in June and well below expectations.
A 79-year-old suicidal man in New York City was saved by six state troopers and a passerby moments before he could take a death leap down the Verrazzano Bridge.
If entertainment didn't take a flying leap down the rabbit hole in 2018, you can be sure it will be slipping down there for good in the coming year.After all, we can't be expected to be confined to one formula or viewing option.
On the goal itself, which saw the German boss leap down the touchline to celebrate with his players, he described the moment as one of the biggest moments in the club's recent history.
Vijay was the last of the three to leap down from the helicopter.
The moment the wrong words come out of politicians' mouths we leap down their throats.
The players' ball-handling wizardry rivals that of any circus performers, as they whirl and leap down the court weaving at speed to shoot hoops as if from nowhere.
The players' ball-handling wizardry rivals that of many circus performers as they whirl and leap down the court weaving at speed to shoot hoops as if from nowhere.
Chances are writer-performer James Lecesne will not leap down from the stage and slap you around for being unmoved by "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey," his earnest one-man show lamenting the death of a sensitive gay teenager who was murdered for being sensitive and gay.
Some of the cooking oil mills are now expressing their interest in facilitating farmers in canola cultivation by their self extension services in certain districts of Punjab Sindh and KPK as they have forecasted the future crises for the edible oil due to leap down in the area under cotton cultivation which is considered as chief edible oil source in the country.