Idiom: Jump the shark

Idiom Definitions for 'Jump the shark'


Said of a salient point in a television show or other activity at which the popularity thereof begins to wane: <em>The Flintstones jumped the shark when a man from outer space came to visit them.</em> The expression derives from an episode of the television sitcom 'Happy Days' in which Fonzie, clad in leather jacket and on water skis, jumps over a shark. That episode was widely seen as the beginning of the end for the formerly popular series.

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