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jerk around

Slang definitions & phrases for jerk around

jerk around

verb phrase

To idle about; play casually; fool around: if kids are jerking around and enter a system as a lark with no intent to deprive (1980s+)

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  • A rope sang, dropped over his arms and head, tightened with a jerk around his waist.

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Idioms and Phrases with jerk around

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. [ ; mid-1900s ]
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