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Do you say 'You shouldn't shoot the gun'?



 
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Do you say 'You shouldn't shoot the gun'? #1 (permalink) Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:24 am   Do you say 'You shouldn't shoot the gun'?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #852 "'Guns Etc:' Common Usages (1)", question 3

I know you're confident that you'll get that promotion, but you shouldn't ......... the gun just yet. You may be extremely disappointed if someone else gets the job.

(a) load
(b) jump
(c) shoot
(d) fire

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #852 "'Guns Etc:' Common Usages (1)", answer 3

I know you're confident that you'll get that promotion, but you shouldn't jump the gun just yet. You may be extremely disappointed if someone else gets the job.

Correct answer: (b) jump
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Do you say 'You shouldn't shoot the gun'? #2 (permalink) Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:33 am   Do you say 'You shouldn't shoot the gun'?
 

No, the correct answer is 'jump the gun.' This is an idiom that refers to a person who acts/speaks etc. prematurely.
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