What does jump ship mean?


Idiom Meaning:

escape or abandon


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Caddyshack (1980)

Time of Scene: ~00:10:30

Carl Spackler: So I jump ship in Hong Kong and I make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas.

Angie D’Annunzio: A looper?

Carl Spackler: A looper, you know. A caddy. A looper. A jock. So I tell them I’m a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama.

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China Seas (1935)

Time of Scene: ~00:32:10

Captain Alan Gaskell: I’ll jump ship at Singapore! We’ll pick up a magistrate or a chaplain.

Sybil: A buddhist monk, if there’s none other! We’ll go back together.

Captain Alan Gaskell: Oh, England!

Sybil: I have a place in Sussex with a fireplace you can stand in!


Glee “Theatricality” (2010)

Time of Scene: ~00:14:30

Mercedes Jones: Okay. Y’all ready? Miss Corcoran, their coach? She’s Rachel’s mom.

Will Schuester: Are you serious?

Artie Abrams: Way to bury the lead, Mercedes.

Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman: We’re screwed. Rachel’s gonna jump ship over to Vocal Adrenaline.

Rachel Berry: Never. I really don’t want to talk about it though. I’m still processing the news.



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