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jump the gun

To act or begin too soon or without due caution.

Don't you think it is jumping the gun to report this without verifying it?.

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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