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jump to a conclusion

This page is about the collocation jump to a conclusion

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to decide, or make up your mind, before knowing all the facts

For example

  • Let's find out more before jumping to any conclusions.

  • It looks like it's the captain's fault, but we shouldn't jump to conclusions. It mightn't really be his fault.

Note:
Also "leap to a conclusion"

Quick Quiz

If you jump to a conclusion, you could

a. make a mistake

b. finish very quickly

c. never jump again

Contributor: Matt Errey