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jump through hoops

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Definition


To overcome obstacles.

Context : Business
Category: Idiom
Semantic: challenge, obstacle, overcome

Usage of “jump through hoops”

  1. This project challenging, each area requires us to jump through hoops.

  2. He has to jump through hoops to get his home loan approved.

Examples of idiom “jump through hoops” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'sighiiluvhYm'
    sighiiluvhYm:

    #ifyoucheatonme I'd make you jump through hoops to get me back just to deny you every time :-)

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'isurugi'
    isurugi:

    I'm not jumping through hoops for some psycho

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'WildRoosterUK'
    WildRoosterUK:

    Visa system can't be all bad, I guess. After jumping through hoops a few times, 2 friends have been cleared for UK entry! A real pain but...

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'itsjustraining'
    itsjustraining:

    Been jumping through hoops all day. I feel like I'm in a circus.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'AdageCat'
    AdageCat:

    Urgh...I hate jumping through hoops. I also hate living with the results of my own disorganization.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'BrKnHeArTdGrL'
    BrKnHeArTdGrL:

    How come family can jump through hoops for "others" but when it comes to family its ALWAYS a problem. Can we please just try to love eac ...

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Shukumei'
    Shukumei:

    Take all your money and make you jump through hoops to get a fraction of it back.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'quinola'
    quinola:

    Ars Technica's review of the iPad reads like a horror story. Get the impression you need to jump through hoops to get anything done on it.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'ccadenhead'
    ccadenhead:

    grrr online Apple Store is making me jump through hoops to cancel order. It's not as easy as they described last week. :|

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'SIGP220'
    SIGP220:

    The woman at the store charged me $200 more than she should have. Now we jump through hoops until it is fixed.