The pound took another hammering yesterday as currency dealers jumped to the conclusion
that bad Christmas shopping numbers from Marks & Spencer following those from other retailers will bounce the Bank of England's interest-setting committee into cutting interest rates this morning.
They obviously jumped to the conclusion
that it was some kind of terrorist strike.
How easily sections of the media jumped to the conclusion
that the 12- year-old had been spirited away against her will by her evil dad and was to be forced into an arranged marriage.
You can't deny that Todd has tremendous compassion for Karen Carpenter in the film, and Richard Carpenter jumped to the conclusion
that the movie was making fun of his sister when it wasn't.
If there is a statement saying they are going to a symmetric directive, the reaction may be similar to the one after Greenspan spoke, where people jumped to the conclusion
that this means they're either going to move just once or a limited number of times,'' said Henry Willmore, senior economist at Barclays Capital.
On the grounds that the term "brigade" is normally associated with combat units, rather than with training, the NSA jumped to the conclusion
that the unit had a combat function.