jump into action


: to act immediately
They jumped into action.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web People may not be inclined to jump into action because of a text message. Amir Levi, Forbes, 28 June 2022 Situational awareness Know when to jump into action and make suggestions and when to stay out of the way. Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2021 When a storm does develop – the right kind of storm, with good size and clouds with enough moisture – Mr. Couch and the other pilots jump into action. Doug Struck, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Aug. 2021 Putin usually promises to look into the issues and local officials jump into action, with the implicit threat that those who fail to will face punishment. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 30 June 2021 Truett and his team were prepared to jump into action to snuff out the active Telegraph and Mescal fires burning through eastern Arizona. Nick Martin, The New Republic, 22 June 2021 While the Rosengren boys were able to help each other get to shore, Maura said Pete noticed a friend's 9-year-old son was struggling, which prompted her husband to jump into action. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 30 Mar. 2021 That can be frustrating for parents who want to jump into action. Mara Klecker, Star Tribune, 2 Mar. 2021 The one thing that might prompt Congress to jump into action? Anne Sraders, Fortune, 21 Aug. 2020 See More

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“Jump into action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20into%20action. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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