jump the light

idiom

Definition of jump the light

of a vehicle
: to start moving before the traffic light turns green The car ahead of me jumped the light.

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“Jump the light.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20the%20light. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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