jumps ship

phrase

present tense third-person singular of jump ship
as in defects (from)
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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“Jumps ship.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jumps%20ship. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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