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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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"We have taken enormous leaps forward and achieved some fantastic results.
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Philip Randolph, and of Walter White and Roy Wilkins, who skillfully parlayed wartime racial advances into the leaps forward of post-war America.
the media and researchers champion advances as leaps forward. Other times, they take a more conservative view, calling results tiny steps no more deserving of headlines and air time than any other research finding.