To jump the gun

Definition of To jump the gun

to begin to run (in a footrace) before the starting gun has fired; hence, (fig.) to begin any activity before the designated starting time.

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To hold tack
To hold the tongue
To hold to
To hold together
To hold up
To hold water
To hoof it
To hook on
To hug one's self
To hunt counter
To hurry up
To hush up
To impose on
To improve on
To indorse in blank
To inform against
To join battle
To jump a claim
To jump at
To jump one's bail
-To jump the gun-
To keel over
To keep (a person) on a short leash
To keep a stiff upper lip
To keep an eye on
To keep at arm's length
To keep back
To keep company with
To keep counsel
To keep dark
To keep down
To keep from
To keep good hours
To keep house
To keep in the background
To keep in with
To keep on
To keep one's distance
To keep one's hand in
To keep one's head above water
To keep one's nose to the grindstone
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