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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."