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jarring experience

An experience that creates an acute sense of shock, confusion, or bewilderment. That car accident was such a jarring experience, I don't know if I'll be able to sleep for days. You need better use of transitional sentences in your paper. Jumping from point to point like that will be a jarring experience for the reader.
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caught with (one's) hand in the cookie jar

To have been caught in the act or attempt of some wrongdoing, especially one involving bribery or the illicit exploitation of one's position of power or authority. The senator was long accused of insider trading, and he was finally caught with his hand in the cookie jar when his conversation with a Wall Street executive was leaked to the media.
See also: caught, cookie, hand, jar

on the jar

Partially open, as of a door; ajar. Leave that door on the jar, will you? I love the scent of an early spring morning! He never would have overheard our conversation if you hadn't left the door on the jar!
See also: jar, on

jar against someone or something

to bump against someone or something. The guest jarred against the wall, knocking a picture askew. Someone jarred against Fran, almost knocking her over.
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jar on someone or something

to bother someone or some-one's nerves. (Similar to jangle on something.) Her voice really jars on me. My brash manner jars on her, I guess.
See also: jar, on

hand in the till, with one's

Also, with one's fingers in the till; have one's hand in the cookie jar. Stealing from one's employer. For example, He was caught with his hand in the till and was fired immediately, or They suspected she had her hand in the cookie jar but were waiting for more evidence. The noun till has been used for a money box or drawer since the 15th century; cookie jar, perhaps alluding to the "sweets" of money, dates only from about 1940.
See also: hand

catch someone with their hand in the cookie jar

If you catch someone with their hand in the cookie jar, you find them doing something wrong, especially stealing. The banker was caught with his hand in the cookie jar. So Harry caught you with your hand in the cookie jar? What happened next? Note: You can also talk about a person with their hand in the cookie jar or say that they have their hand in the cookie jar. Among those with their hand in the cookie jar was, it is alleged, the director of the program. Note: The usual British expression is have your hand in the till.
See also: catch, cookie, hand, jar

with your hand in the cookie jar

engaged in surreptitious theft from your employer. North American informal
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Jared - still on a part-time contract after finishing his college studies - didn't believe team-mate Kruise Leeming when he told him about his player-othe-month nomination.
Jared is still a part-time player - though hopefully not for much longer - and people may look at him in terms of his size given the physicality of some of the players in our squad, but you have to have confidence in what he is capable of doing.
For Jared and the travelling Vossen fans from Belgium, their memorable day out at The Den started from the minute they landed in the capital.
During the acoustic session, Jared performed classics such as Attack, From Yesterday and The Kill in front of a selection of fans that had been plucked from the crowd.
WHAT A 3 SIGHT Jared poses for pictures around the country
Jared has always liked science, math, anatomy and physiology.
Paul Weltz, a partner in the law firm Weltz & Weltz who has worked on numerous celebrity prenuptial agreements, said a prenup between Jared and Ivanka would probably be incredibly detailed, since there is "theoretical," or inherited wealth involved.
The story has allowed Jared to play a much darker Sam, as he has become a semi-vampire, drinking the blood of demon-possessed humans to try to become as powerful as the creatures they are fighting.
They went to a party Elizabeth Taylor was giving," The Daily Express quoted Jared, as saying.
Just Jared has long been known for being the 'nice guy' in the world of celebrity blogging.
for Jared M, an exclusive design house for custom clothing catering to big and tall athletes.
The fourth collection of poems by Jared Carter, Cross This Bridge At A Walk intersperses verse with the rare snippet of musical notation, allowing for a deeper combined experience for those skilled at reading music without disrupting the poetic flow for those who prefer to immerse themselves in words.
FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS, Seattle's legendary bassist Jared Warren has searched for the right blend of distortion and sludge to meld with his pop sensibilities.
Jared Blair, a third-grader, did his project on musical instruments from around the world.
However, Jared is an unpopular kid, like Wilma used to be, and has liked her all along.