Jump start

Definition

Jump start is an idiom that means to give something a quick start or to get something going.

Examples

I needed to jump start my car after it died on the highway.

We used a jump start to get the project off the ground.

I was able to jump start my neighbor’s car with help from AAA.

My team needed a jump start to get the project moving.

The company gave the project a jump start with a generous loan.

Origin

The origin of this phrase is believed to come from the early days of car mechanics when jump starting a car was a common practice.

Faqs

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What does the idiom “jump start” mean?

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The idiom “jump start” means to give something a quick start or to get something going.

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What is the origin of the phrase “jump start”?

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The origin of this phrase is believed to come from the early days of car mechanics when jump starting a car was a common practice.