jump on

This page is about the phrasal verb jump on.

Meaning: If someone jumps on you, they strongly criticise you.

Synonym: criticize

For example:

  • jump on If one of his staff makes a mistake, Donald jumps on them and tells them they'll be fired if they do it again.

  • jump on Human rights organisations jumped on the government for causing the deaths of so many innocent people.

Quick Quiz:

Members of the media jumped on the Prime Minister when he

a. fell over

b. got some facts wrong

c. won an election

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