jiggery-pokery jiggery-pokery

Definition(s):

  • (n) verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

Usage(s):

  1. Birrell, a Presbyterian minister's son and a lawyer, began his jiggery-pokery after he got control of Swan-Finch in 1954.
  2. Any detours along this well-traveled route are apt to involve the jiggery-pokery of disguises, coincidences and undisclosed facts.
  3. Reformers also suspect that the state's long history of ballot-box jiggery-pokery did not improve much with the coming of Faubus' rule.

News

  • Boeing Stock Re-Crashes On Heaviest Volume In 15 Years As 2nd Event Confirmed

    Thanks to some algo-based low-volume jiggery-pokery Boeing's stock managed to bounce off its 50DMA and get back up to VWAP (surprise). In the meantime, the overall volume has exploded to its highest since December 1998 - when Boeing was under a probe from Europe for price-collusion with Airbus (likely will be highest ever). The Dow recovered on this bounce too - until it was confirmed that a ...
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

Quotes

  1. "This looks very much like jiggery-pokery," Steinberg said. "It looks like you've been doing a bit of fiddling. The prince can't touch the capital, if you put the capital into the revenue."
    on Feb 8, 2005 By: Gerry Steinberg Source: Independent Online

  2. Professor Alan Smithers, an education expert from the University of Buckingham, said: "Is this statistical jiggery-pokery telling us anything about the reality of schooling? It seems to me that the fact that pupils are getting the best results says...
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: Alan Smithers Source: This is London

  3. "It is a difficult time," Colin Cooper, the Middlesbrough coach, said. "Once you open negotiations with a player then everyone becomes aware of the fact that business is happening. You alert them. There is always a bit of jiggery-pokery going...
    on Jan 13, 2010 By: Colin Cooper Source: Times Online

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