4.23.2009

Word of the Day: Jump the Shark

It's actually more like a phrase...

Jump the shark - a colloquialism meaning that something (such as a television show or company) has reached its peak and is on its way down/is declining in culture. This phrase originated during an episode of Happy Days when Fonzie makes a water-ski jump over a shark. This was completely against the character and out of tone for the show.