jerk around

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jerk around definition


  1. in.
    to waste time. : All you do is jerk around. Get a move on!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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jerk (so) around definition


and jerk (so) over
  1. tv.
    to hassle someone; to waste someone's time. : Stop jerking me around and give me my money back! , We jerked him over for a while, but he still wouldn't come across.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

jerk around

Take unfair advantage of, manipulate or deceive, as in Leave me alone; quit jerking me around! or He was jerking you around when he said he was home all evening. [Slang; mid-1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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