Jersey justice

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Jersey justice

A punishment or act of justice that is or appears to be much more severe than the offence warrants. Primarily heard in UK. Twenty years in jail for stealing a car? That sounds like Jersey justice to me.
See also: justice
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We have to give it everything and do that jersey justice.
He said: "It's unbelievable to have made the team for England and I hope to do the jersey justice.
We felt that there was lads coming through and we weren't doing ourselves justice, weren't doing the supporters justice, weren't doing the jersey justice.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like they have the players at the moment who can do the Celtic jersey justice.
And I know that he will do the Lions jersey justice in the future.
Pat is a great leader and virtually impossible to replace, but I want to do his No10 jersey justice.
We are doing everything we can to make sure that when we step on to that pitch we are as prepared as we can be to go out there, do ourselves, the team and the jersey justice, and to win matches.
He said: "It's a great highlight in my career and we'll be determined to do the Barbarians' jersey justice against Ireland.
The manner in which we folded over didn't do ourselves or the jersey justice.
The team didn't do ourselves or the jersey justice.
And man of the match O'Mahony said: "We haven't done the jersey justice over the past couple of years.
Every time you put on that Welsh jersey it's an incredible feeling and you want to do that jersey justice and bring out that emotion and performance.
He continued: "We were on the edge after Sunday, and we had to give a reaction on the field, for the pride of ourselves, and to do the jersey justice.