What does jump the gun mean?


Idiom Meaning:

start too soon


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Rectify “Jacob’s Ladder” (2013)

Time of Scene: ~00:11:40

Janet Talbot: Did you jump the gun?

Amantha Holden: Don’t I always?

Janet Talbot: No. You usually face the gun, Amantha. You always have ever since you were a child.


Speed (1994)

Time of Scene: ~00:17:40

Jack: Is your watch slow?

Harry Temple: No no. He jumped the gun. We had three minutes left.

Jack: Why’s he do that? He’s losing his three million.

Harry Temple: I don’t know maybe he couldn’t hold his wad long enough. It’s a common problem among middle-aged men. So I’m told.

Jack: He’s here.

Harry Temple: He could have blown that thing from Pacoima!

Jack: No. He knew we were up to something. He’s close by.

Harry Temple: He’s not gonna corner himself in a building. We evacuated anyways.


The Maze Runner (2014)

Time of Scene: ~00:43:40

Gally: He has to be punished.

Newt: Minho. You were there with him. What do you think?

Minho: I think in all the time we’ve been here, no one’s ever killed a Griever before. When I turned tail and ran, this dumb shank stayed behind to help Alby. Look. I don’t know if he’s brave or stupid, but whatever it is, we need more of it. I say we make him a Runner.

Frypan: A Runner? What? Minho, let’s not jump the gun here, all right? All right?



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