Definition & Meaning of "JUMPING THE COUCH"

What does jumping the couch mean? View the definition of jumping the couch and all related slang terms containing jumping the couch below:

jumping the couch :
acting strange


'JUMPING THE COUCH' is a colloquial expression used to describe someone who is acting in a strange or irrational manner. This phrase is derived from an incident during an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2005, where actor Tom Cruise jumped on Winfrey's couch while discussing his then-girlfriend, Katie Holmes. The phrase has since become a cultural reference in popular media and is often used humorously to describe someone who is exhibiting odd behavior.

Examples of 'JUMPING THE COUCH' used in texting:

1. Friend 1: "Hey, have you seen John today?"
Friend 2: "Yeah, he's been JUMPING THE COUCH all day. I think he's stressed about his exams."

2. Parent: "Is everything okay, sweetie? You seem upset."
Teen: "Ugh, my little brother is JUMPING THE COUCH and won't stop screaming. He's driving me crazy!"

3. Coworker 1: "What's up with Tim today? He's acting really weird in the meeting."
Coworker 2: "I know, right? He's totally JUMPING THE COUCH. Maybe he didn't get enough sleep last night."

Examples of JUMPING THE COUCH used in texting.

Slang Terms & Acronyms containing "jumping the couch"

jumping the couch :
acting strange

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