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In for the high jump

Posted by ESC on August 26, 2004

In Reply to: Saying posted by Liz on August 25, 2004

: Where does the saying: 'You're in for the high jump' come from?

I've never heard the expression. Maybe it's from this (Merriam-Webster definition):

Main Entry: high jump
Function: noun
: a jump for height over a horizontal bar in a track-and-field contest
- high jumper noun