Meaning of “jump the gun” in the English Dictionary

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"jump the gun" in British English

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jump the gun

to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it:

They've only just met - isn't it jumping the gun to be talking about marriage already?

(Definition of “jump the gun” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jump the gun" in American English

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jump the gun

to act too soon or before the right time:

They only met three weeks ago – isn’t it jumping the gun to start talking about marriage?

(Definition of “jump the gun” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)