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jump the shark exp.
expression used to describe something that is in decline or has lost the qualities that made it popular, appealing, successful
used originally in media to describe a show or a movie that is declining in popularity. E.g: I loved their ads, but with the last ones they just jump the shark.

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
jump into
sentence containing all letters of a given alphabet at least once.The canonical example in English is: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog'.
A perfect pangram contains each letter of the alphabet just once and thus is far more difficult to come up with. The best seems to be: 'Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx'.
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1    intr   to leap or spring clear of the ground or other surface by using the muscles in the legs and feet  
2    tr   to leap over or clear (an obstacle)  
to jump a gap     
3    tr   to cause to leap over an obstacle  
to jump a horse over a hedge     
4    intr   to move or proceed hastily (into, onto, out of, etc.)  
she jumped into a taxi and was off     
5    tr  
Informal   to board so as to travel illegally on  
he jumped the train as it was leaving     
6    intr   to parachute from an aircraft  
7    intr   to jerk or start, as with astonishment, surprise, etc.  
she jumped when she heard the explosion     
8    to rise or cause to rise suddenly or abruptly  
9    to pass or skip over (intervening objects or matter)  
she jumped a few lines and then continued reading     
10    intr   to change from one thing to another, esp. from one subject to another  
11    tr   to drill by means of a jumper  
12    intr     (of a film)  
a    to have sections of a continuous sequence omitted, as through faulty cutting  
b    to flicker, as through faulty alignment of the film  
13    tr     (U.S.)   to promote in rank, esp. unexpectedly or to a higher rank than expected  
14    tr   to start (a car) using jump leads  
15      (Draughts)   to capture (an opponent's piece) by moving one of one's own pieces over it to an unoccupied square  
16    intr     (Bridge)   to bid in response to one's partner at a higher level than is necessary, to indicate a strong hand  
17    tr   to come off (a track, rail, etc.)  
the locomotive jumped the rails     
18    intr   (of the stylus of a record player) to be jerked out of the groove  
19    intr  
Slang   to be lively  
the party was jumping when I arrived     
20    tr  
Informal   to attack without warning  
thieves jumped the old man as he walked through the park     
21    tr  
Informal   (of a driver or a motor vehicle) to pass through (a red traffic light) or move away from (traffic lights) before they change to green  
22    tr     (Brit)  
slang   (of a man) to have sexual intercourse with  
23    jump bail   to forfeit one's bail by failing to appear in court, esp. by absconding  
24    jump down someone's throat  
Informal   to address or reply to someone with unexpected sharpness  
25    jump ship   to desert, esp. to leave a ship in which one is legally bound to serve  
26    jump the queue      See       queue-jump  
27    jump to it  
Informal   to begin something quickly and efficiently  
28    an act or instance of jumping  
29    a space, distance, or obstacle to be jumped or that has been jumped  
30    a descent by parachute from an aircraft  
31      (Sport)   any of several contests involving a jump  
the high jump     
32    a sudden rise  
the jump in prices last month     
33    a sudden or abrupt transition  
34    a sudden jerk or involuntary muscular spasm, esp. as a reaction of surprise  
35    a step or degree  
one jump ahead     
36      (Draughts)   a move that captures an opponent's piece by jumping over it  
37      (Films)  
a    a break in continuity in the normal sequence of shots  
b    (as modifier)  
a jump cut     
38      (Computing)      another name for       branch       7  
39      (Brit)  
slang   an act of sexual intercourse  
40    on the jump  
Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
a    in a hurry  
b    busy and energetic  
41    take a running jump     (Brit)  
informal   a contemptuous expression of dismissal,   (See also)        jump at       jump-off       jump on       jump-up  
     (C16: probably of imitative origin; compare Swedish gumpa to jump)  
  jumpable      adj  
  jumpingly      adv  

broad jump  
      n      a U.S. and Canadian term for       long jump  
high jump  
a    usually preceded by: the   an athletic event in which a competitor has to jump over a high bar set between two vertical supports  
b    (as modifier)  
high-jump techniques     
2    be for the high jump     (Brit)  
informal   to be liable to receive a severe reprimand or punishment  
  high jumper      n  
  high jumping      n  
hop, step, and jump  
1       an older term for       triple jump  
2      (Also called)    hop, skip, and jump   a short distance  
the shops are only a hop, step, and jump from our house     
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   any of several violaceous plants, esp. the wild pansy  
     (C19: so called from its quick growth)  
jump at  
      vb   intr, prep   to be glad to accept  
I would jump at the chance of going     
jump ball  
      n     (Basketball)   a ball thrown high by the referee between two opposing players to put it in play, as after a stoppage in which no foul or violation was committed  
jump bid  
      n     (Bridge)   a bid by the responder at a higher level than is necessary  
jump jet  
      n   a fixed-wing jet aircraft that is capable of landing and taking off vertically  
jump jockey  
      n     (Brit)   a jockey who rides in steeplechases, as opposed to one who rides in flat races  
jump leads  
      pl n   two heavy cables fitted with crocodile clips used to start a motor vehicle with a discharged battery by connecting the battery to an external battery,   (U.S. and Canadian name)    jumper cables  
1    an extra round in a showjumping contest when two or more horses are equal first, the fastest round deciding the winner  
  jump off  
2    intr, adv   to begin or engage in a jump-off  
jump on  
      vb   intr, prep  
Informal   to reprimand or attack suddenly and forcefully  
jump seat  
1    a folding seat for temporary use, as on the flight deck of some aircraft for an additional crew member  
2      (Brit)   a folding seat in a motor vehicle such as in a London taxi  
jump shot  
      n     (Basketball)   a shot at the basket made by a player releasing the ball at the highest point of a leap  
1    to start the engine of (a car) by pushing or rolling it and then engaging the gears or (of a car) to start in this way  
2    the act of starting a car in this way,   (Also (Brit.))    bump-start  
jump suit  
      n   a one-piece garment of combined trousers and jacket or shirt  
1    (in the Caribbean) an occasion of mass dancing and merrymaking, as in a carnival  
  jump up   intr, adv  
2    to stand up quickly and suddenly  
3    (in the Caribbean) to take part in a jump-up  
long jump  
      n   an athletic contest in which competitors try to cover the farthest distance possible with a running jump from a fixed board or mark,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    broad jump  
  long jumping      n  
      vb   intr   (of a horse) to jump from all four legs  
      vb   intr  
1    to take a place in a queue ahead of those already queuing; push in  
2    to obtain prior consideration or some other advantage out of turn or unfairly,   (Also)    jump the queue  
  queue-jumper      n  
ski jump  
1    a high ramp overhanging a slope from which skiers compete to make the longest jump  
2    intr   to perform a ski jump  
  ski jumper      n  
stump-jump plough  
      n     (Austral)   a plough designed for use on land not cleared of stumps  
triple jump  
      n   an athletic event in which the competitor has to perform successively a hop, a step, and a jump in continuous movement,   (Also called)    hop, step, and jump  
water jump  
      n   a ditch, brook, or pond over which athletes or horses must jump in a steeplechase or similar contest  
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jump, jump, jump bail, jump ship