Suddenly switch from one thought or activity to another. For example, Joe was describing his trip to Australia and, jumping the track, began complaining about the airline, or They couldn’t decide on the next step and now the whole reorganization plan has jumped the track. This expression alludes to a train going off the rails. [ ; early 1900s ]
- Jump through hoops
verb phrase [1917+; fr the image of a trained animal jumping through hoops in a show, circus, etc] Do just about anything to please someone. For example, The boss expects the entire staff to jump through hoops for him, or This violinist will jump through hoops for the conductor. This metaphoric expression alludes to trained […]
- Jump to a conclusion
Form an opinion or judgment hastily, as in Wait till you have the facts; don’t jump to a conclusion. [ c. 1700 ]
- Jump trace buffer
(JTB) A feature of some pipelined processors (e.g. Amulet, Pentium?) which stores the source and destination addresses of the last few branch instuctions executed. When a branch instruction is fetched, its source is looked for in the JTB. If found, the next instuction fetch will be from the previous destination of that branch. If it […]
noun, Skiing. 1. a turn in which a skier plants one or both poles in the snow in advance of the forward ski, bends close to the ground, and pivots in the air around the pole or poles.