Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(dive/plunge/jump) headlong (into)

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Meaning(s)
1) start doing something quickly and without prior preparation
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional MediumSocial
    • I don't want to dive/plunge/jump headlong into anything
  • Analysis

     If you ‘dive’, ‘plunge’ or ‘jump’ ‘headlong’ into something you become immersed in it straight away or involved in something without any caution or reservation. These expressions can have a positive connotation of getting ‘stuck into’ something that needs to be done without distractions or delay. They can also be used in situations where you want to highlight someone’s recklessness or failure to identify risks. You are more likely to hear these used in situations requiring a professional or personal decision.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. You should take some time to consider your next move. You don't want to jump headlong into something and then regret it later.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Let's set up a meeting to discuss our options. I don't want to dive headlong into anything.
    2. My financial adviser warned me that I would be plunging headlong into trouble if I invested in that stock.
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