Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

jump up and down

jump up and down
Meaning(s)
1) react in a very angry or excited way about something
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    • there's no need to jump up and down about it
  • Analysis

    The expression to jump up and down about something means to make a scene or to draw attention to something in a negative way. If you 'jump up and down' you are usually excited or angry about something. Similar in meaning to 'make a song and dance about something' or 'to make a scene'. This is a casual expression used more often in spoken English.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. We can't change what happened now, so there's no point in you jumping up and down about it. Just let it go!
    2. I'm glad that Tim got the car fixed, but I'm not going to jump up and down about it. After all, it was him who caused the damage in the first place.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Sarah jumped up and down when I told her that I wouldn't be able to submit the article before the deadline. I don't think I have ever seen her so angry!
    2. If we managed to land this deal I'll jump up and down with excitement.
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