jumped ship

phrase

past tense of jump ship
as in walked out on
to leave (a cause or party) often in order to take up another He jumped ship when he found out the non-profit's founder was keeping much of the funding for himself.

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“Jumped ship.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jumped%20ship. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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