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jack it

verb phrase

To play half-heartedly, claiming an injury; malinger: Piniella's charge that Henderson was ''jacking it''

[1970s+ Baseball; fr earlier jake, ''a player who loafs or stalls,'' apparently based on the name of Jake Stahl, who played and managed various teams between 1903 and 1913, because his surname rhymes with ''stall'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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