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Related to jump the gun: keep one's nose to the grindstone

jump

1. Sport any of several contests involving a jump
2. Draughts a move that captures an opponent's piece by jumping over it
3. Films
a. a break in continuity in the normal sequence of shots
b. (as modifier): a jump cut
4. Computing another name for branch

jump

[jəmp]
(computer science)
A transfer of control which terminates one sequence of instructions and begins another sequence at a different location. Also known as branch; transfer.

jump

A step in a masonry foundation.

jump

i. A parachute jump.
ii. The flight of an aircraft from one point to another, especially over an obstacle, such as an ocean. Used as slang in this sense.

jump

(programming)
(Or "branch") The term for a goto instruction, usually in a context of machine languages. "Branch" may be synonymous with "jump", or may refer to jumps that depend on a condition.

jump

(1) In a low-level programming language, a statement that directs the computer to go to some other part of the program. See branch and jumpword.

(2) (JUMP) (Java User Migration Path) An umbrella term from Microsoft for tools that convert Java programs to C#. See JLCA.
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By and large we live in a caring and responsible society, but faced with those figures I suspect a great many perfectly healthy people - especially those with children - will jump the gun to get a supply of the drug 'just in case.
How the article is worded seems mean spirited and a bit hateful to jump the gun or in this case to jump the string to tell readers to bad mouth a bow manufacturers string without first giving them an opportunity to make it right or addressing it in a more direct manner.
Neil Willis, of Cramlington, wrote: "To jump the gun means to start something before the proper time, the origin of this phrase appears to relate to athletes starting a race before the starting gun has gone off.
The Windsor Park veteran fears fans might jump the gun expecting this week's UEFA Cup tie against Swedish side Halmstads to be a foregone conclusion.