Get a jump on something


Is 'get a jump on sth.' same as 'jump on sth.'?

A 35 years old woman is married. She told her best friend ---- We've been trying to get pregnant, uh, pretty much ever since we got engaged, we thought we'd get a jump on things, you know no one's getting any younger.

What's the meaning of 'get a jump on things'? Please help me.
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    To "get a jump on things" is to get a head start (an early start). She's referring to trying to get pregnant ever since they got engaged -- rather than waiting for marriage, when is when you traditionally begin that sort of thing. :)
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