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In for the high jump

Posted by Smokey Stover on August 26, 2004

In Reply to: In for the high jump posted by ESC on August 26, 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

"You're for the high jump now" means you are about to be, or likely to be, hanged. SS