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jump to conclusions

This page is about the idiom jump to conclusions


If you jump to conclusions, you decide something is true, or make a judgement about something, before having enough information to be sure you're right.

For example

  • When Tom and Madonna were seen together, people jumped to conclusions and thought they were dating.

  • If you jump to conclusions before having all the facts, you could easily make a fool of yourself.

Quick Quiz

When they saw the cheap clothes he was wearing, they jumped to conclusions and thought

a. he was rich

b. he was poor

c. he was cheap
a) he was rich b) he was poor c) he was cheap

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Contributor: Matt Errey