be (in) for the high jump

Definition of be (in) for the high jump

British, informal
:to be certain to be punished
  • If the boss finds out what we've done, we're (in) for the high jump!

Word by Word Definitions

high play
  1. : rising or extending upward a great distance : taller than average, usual, or expected

  2. : having a specified height or elevation : tall

  3. : situated or passing above the normal level, surface, base of measurement, or elevation

  1. : at or to a high place, altitude, level, or degree

  2. : well, luxuriously

  1. : an elevated place or region: such as

  2. : hill, knoll

  3. : the space overhead : sky

jump play
  1. : to spring into the air : leap

  2. : to move suddenly or involuntarily : start

  3. : to move energetically : hustle

  1. : an act of jumping : leap

  2. : any of several sports competitions featuring a leap, spring, or bound

  3. : a leap in figure skating in which the skater leaves the ice with both feet and turns in the air

  1. : exactly, pat


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