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English definition of “jump in at the deep end”

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jump in at the deep end

( also throw sb in at the deep end)
C2 If you jump or are thrown in at the deep end, you start doing something new and difficult without help or preparation.
Translations of “jump in at the deep end”
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨自應付難題, 陷入未曾料到的艱難處境…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独自应对难题, 陷入未曾料到的艰难处境…
(Definition of jump in at the deep end from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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