Idioms beginning with J

just what the doctor ordered

Meaning: exactly what the doctor ordered

Example: I was so hungry, and that meal was absolutely delicious! It was just what the doctor ordered. Read on

just in case

Meaning: to do something as a precautionary measure

Example: The cake was ordered just in case the desert that she made did not turn up well. Read on

joined at the hip

Meaning: two people who are inseparable

Example: Chris and Jenny have been joined at the hip since they started dating each other a year ago. You would never see one without the other. Read on

jot or tittle

Meaning: A very small amount.

Example: I don’t want a jot or tittle of it, I want the whole thing. Read on

jump the gun

Meaning: start something too soon or early, especially without thinking

Example: The media jumped the gun and gave out their verdict of the scandal even before the investigation was complete. Read on

just deserts

Meaning: get what one deserves

Example: After the supervisor was suspended, many workers felt that he got his just deserts. Read on

Jack of all trades

Meaning: someone who is competent at many things but does not excel at any of them

Example: I am very glad that my husband is a Jack of all trades; it saved us a lot of money when it came to renovating our house. Read on

jump in at the deep end

jump in at the deep end Meaning: start a new job or activity without being prepared for it. Example: He is jumping in at the deep end, acting ... Read on

jump to conclusion

jump to conclusion Meaning: form an opinion or judgement hastily. Example: Wait till we get the report; don't jump to a conclusion.

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chop and change

chop and change Meaning: repeatedly change. Example: One day she's going to be a doctor, the next she wants to study architecture - she'll have to stop chopping ... Read on

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