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leap forward

To hop, jump, or dart forward very quickly or suddenly. I crouched down to pet the dog, when all of a sudden it leapt forward and bit me. Janet leaped forward when the singer asked if anyone wanted an autograph.
See also: forward, leap
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leap forward

to jump or hop forward. The little creature leapt forward and looked carefully at us. As the frog leapt forward, the kitten jumped straight up and fled.
See also: forward, 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 ?
But Adam had no sooner caught his imagination leaping forward in this way--making arrangements for an uncertain future--than he checked himself.
So the Wizard lost no more time, but leaping forward he raised the sharp sword, whirled it once or twice around his head, and then gave a mighty stroke that cut the body of the Sorcerer exactly in two.
Leaping forward at a breakneck pace, the narrator's chaotic journey, wrapped in uncertainty, carries readers along with him.
Last year the Serpentine Gallery in London showed her work of the '60s and '70s; now Dia has put its imprimatur on the same period, extending its historical reach just a bit, to 1984 (and leaping forward to include a new black-and-white wall painting, Composition with Circles 2, 2000).