take a running jump

idiom

Definition of take a running jump

British, informal + impolite
used to tell someone who angers or annoys one to go away She told him to (go) take a running jump.

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“Take a running jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20running%20jump. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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