Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 15, 2004
In Reply to: Ship posted by * Danger Kitty * on July 15, 2004
: I was reminded of "jump ship" while reading the other ship post, could you tell me the exact meaning.
: Thanks as always.
To "jump ship" means, in a most simple form, "to leave".
It can also be used demonstrably as in:
"The publisher admitted to embellishing circulation figures to increase ad fees and most of the higher ups in the organization quickly jumped ship rather than face prosecution."