Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

make the leap

make the leap
Meaning(s)
1) commit yourself to a difficult course of action, come to a conclusion without having all the facts
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    • make the leap and start your own business
  • Analysis

    To make a leap means to make a choice decision or commitment without any logical reason to do so. To make a leap can also mean to jump and spring forward with force or energy. To make a leap can also mean to commit to a change in the way that you think or in what you do. 

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Just because he lied about being at home yesterday doesn't mean that he committed the crime. Why don't you talk to him instead of making the leap that he's guilty?
    2. I made a big leap in terms of my commitment to work and study this year and judging by my results, it has paid off.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Even though it hasn't been easy, I'm glad I made the leap and started my own business.
    2. If we're going to make the leap from small retailer to a national brand then we need heavy investment and forward-thinking leadership.
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