jump ship

Meaning(s)

1. leave a post or position

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I would jump ship if the right offer came along

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To jump ship means to leave something or abandon something. Usually, when you jump ship, you leave a situation without permission because things are not going well.

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  1. There were rumours that the shop would be closing soon, so I thought it was the right time for me to jump ship.
  2. Gary said he was loyal to the business, yet he jumped ship as soon as the going got tough.
  3. I was headhunted by a rival company and they offered me a fantastic package. I had no hesitation in jumping ship.

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  1. Our basketball team was losing all the time, so I jumped ship to join a new team.
  2. If I can't find a good job in the next two months I'm going to jump ship and move abroad.

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