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jump to it!

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase jump to it!

Meaning

You can say this to make someone do something quickly.

For example

  • When the boss saw us talking, he said, "Jump to it, you lot! I don't pay you to stand around chatting."

  • After our teacher explained what we had to do, she said, "Don't just sit there. Jump to it!"

Note:
Also "Hop to it!" (American English), "Get to it!" and "Get cracking!"

Quick Quiz

If someone tells you to "Jump to it!", they want you to

a. jump up

b. hurry up

c. move up

Contributor: Matt Errey