jiggery-pokery :

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

  • Birrell, a Presbyterian minister's son and a lawyer, began his jiggery-pokery after he got control of Swan-Finch in 1954.
  • Any detours along this well-traveled route are apt to involve the jiggery-pokery of disguises, coincidences and undisclosed facts.
  • Similar charges of jiggery-pokery have been leveled by other disgruntled locals throughout the 200,000-man international union, notably in New York and Washington, where the .
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  • 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 ...
    July 12, 2013 - Zero Hedge

  • Gerry Steinberg in Independent Online
    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."
  • Alan Smithers in This is London
    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...
  • Colin Cooper in Times Online
    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...

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