take a leap


take a leap
   to kill yourself by jumping off a high place
   This is an example of many similar expressions for suicide. Thus he who takes a long walk off a short pier is assumed to be a nonswimmer, and the water deep.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • leap at the opportunity — leap at the chance/opportunity/offer/ phrase to accept something quickly and in an enthusiastic way Klein leapt at the chance to appear in the show. Thesaurus: to have, or to take advantage of, an opportunitysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary


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