Idiom:  jump at something


Idiom:  jump at something

  • to quickly and eagerly take an opportunity

Example sentences

  • I jumped at the first opportunity to earn money so that’s how I started mowing lawns when I was 10 years old.
  • I would jump at the chance to work in Apple's corporate office—even if I started as a receptionist or administrative assistant. 
  • We jumped at the chance to go on a cruise around the Caribbean when we saw a great deal. 
  • My sister jumped at the chance to be a model when she was 16 years old.
  • I would definitely jump at the opportunity to be a personal assistant to an actor or singer.
  • When our daughter heard about blogging, she jumped at the idea of working for myself by writing about travel and adventure.
  • I wish I had jumped at the opportunity to study abroad when I was in college.
  • When my supervisor mentioned an opening in the marketing department, I jumped at the offer to move to that department.


  • take advantage of something
  • seize an opportunity/chance
  • snap up
  • capitalize on
  • leap at an opportunity/chance

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