[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 circus animals jumping through hoops. [ Early 1900s ]
- 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.
[juhmp] /dʒʌmp/ verb (used without object) 1. to spring clear of the ground or other support by a sudden muscular effort; leap: to jump into the air; to jump out a window. 2. to rise suddenly or quickly: He jumped from his seat when she entered. 3. to move or jerk suddenly, as from surprise […]