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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

catch (someone) with (their) hand in the cookie jar

To catch someone 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 authorities haven been trying to catch that senator with his hand in the cookie jar for years—he's long been accused of insider trading.
See also: catch, cookie, hand, jar

with (one's) hand in the cookie jar

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. The new tax legislation is an attempt to close the loopholes that have allowed companies with their hands in the cookie jar to go unpunished for so many years.
See also: cookie, hand, jar

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

AMERICAN
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, someone

with your hand in the cookie jar

engaged in surreptitious theft from your employer. North American informal
See also: cookie, hand, jar
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A boring blizzard of dreary community dance troupes and jarringly old-fashioned singers from a bygone era.
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Sometimes the story jarringly switches to Geet's narration, and as it becomes clear the novel is wandering as much as Harold, it becomes less compelling.
The exhibition opened with Wooster Enterprises' product line displayed in a glass showcase, a commercial vernacular jarringly out of place at the center of a gallery.
Few stones are left unturned in seeking to put the movie in cultural and even sociological context, including professors, mobsters and prosecutors (among them, somewhat jarringly, Eliot Spitzer and former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff).
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Though challenging to followI saw two people walk out of the theater halfway throughthe film is undeniably beautiful, if at times jarringly abrupt to take in.
Three award-winning screenwriters (Julian Fellowes, Christopher McQuarrie and director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck), each with distinctive voices, compete for our attention throughout the lightweight caper, pulling the characters and us in jarringly different directions.
Sounds throughout the production often turned on and off jarringly, taking the audience out of the show rather than pulling them further into it.
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Arce's novel is comprised largely of dialogue that is jarringly unrealistic and appears primarily as a conduit for expressing views on politics and American society particularly through the main character Lawrence Murphy.
Typically, they will be placed with a sponsor family of a similar background, but often the final destination is still jarringly incongruous (non-English speaking refugees from Africa going to live in Mobile, Alabama or the rural Midwest, for example).
But I find that the names of Wince, Island Sands and Michelozzo stick out like sore thumbs on the roll of honour, as jarringly noticeable as the asterisks against drug-assisted athletics records and baseball milestones.
A hushed, reflective tone dominates after an FBI agent is jarringly abducted from her snowbound, West Virginia home.
They are quite simply in the wrong place (as are, incidentally, the two council tower-blocks so jarringly visible in the background to William Brown Street).