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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 ?
Thou hast bound many eyes In a dreamy sleep - But the strains still arise Which thy vigilance keep - The sound of the rain Which leaps down to the flower, And dances again In the rhythm of the shower -
When Davy Russell asked him, he put in some great leaps down the back that actually took him to the front - and he was clever at the last two when the race was in the bag.
From the sweeping seas that surround the Philippines -- and the three fisherman who, battered by the elements, perch delicately atop their poles -- to the grasslands of India (where a boy leans, reading, against an elephant, caught in the act of turning a page); from the mesmerizing image of a child (snapped mid-flight as he leaps down a brightly painted alley) to the group of women huddled against the backdrop of a bitter dust storm -- their scarlet saris a colourful counterpoint to the harsh, monochromatic wasteland -- McCurry has always imbued each of his landscapes with a very human element.
He was clear of his rivals with a circuit to go and he never looked back, producing some fine leaps down the back straight and continuing in the same vein once straightened up for home.
Impeccably dressed 007 leaps down escalator in front of stunned commuters
Autrey leaps down, pulls him into a trench and covers him as a train rolls overhead.
STABLE MATES Pat with star attractions Freddie and Daisy DISMOUNT Percy leaps down after a trot round paddock SADDLE DO NICELY Freddie on pony Daisy
The Zaffaran gelding was settled towards the rear by Paul Carberry but some fine leaps down the back straight ensured he was on the heels of the leaders turning for home.
ON THE BOUNCE: Victoria Elliott leaps down the slide watched by Kieran Vallance and Raymond Oliver.
And before anyone leaps down my throat I KNOW they'll still be top of the SPL this afternoon if they beat Dunfermline.
the evening light leaps down the valley, conjunction and adverb
But seconds later the little cat leaps down and scampers away.
And when his life totally disintegrates and he is forced to live on the streets, hunger leads him to steal a schoolchild's lunch; then, in order to escape the horde of people chasing him, he leaps down a manhole, where is mobbed by a pack of rats seeking their lunch as well.
It leaps down to our neighbors' yard and quickly disappears.
Several of his leaps down the far-side fences were breathtaking and jockey Richard Johnson, reporting how bravely the horse jumped, modestly omitted his own courage on a first-time novice chaser.