jacks-in-the-box jacks-in-the-box

Definition(s):

  • (n) plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened

Usage(s):

  1. The Government forbade alien Communists from entering the country to attend, but, like jacks-in-the-box, two foreign Communists suddenly appeared, addressed the conference.
  2. At once, the Parliament appears, a herd of mouthing jacks-in-the-box, consummately managed by a genius of patience, memory, justice.
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