jump the gun

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To act or begin too soon or without due caution.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'jump the gun':

jump the gunTo begin a race too soon, before the starting gun goes off.
jump the gunTo trade securities based on information that is not yet public; to trade on inside information.
Jump the GunTo do something a bit earlier or before the time, hasty in doing something
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