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    Quantum leap

    Dear teacher,
    What does the expression "quantum leap" mean?

    1. Does it mean an important step ?
    2. Does it mean a small step?
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    Re: Quantum leap

    -- Not a teacher --

    Paradoxically, it means "a large increase or advance, breakthrough", so it would be #1.

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    Re: Quantum leap

    Although quantum physics is the science of the very small, idiomatically a quantum leap means a sudden and significant advance.

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    Re: Quantum leap

    And this paradox (between very small and very significant) is preserved in antonyms: 'quantum leap' (very significant) Quantum of Solace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (very small).

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