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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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3 Place the cheese mixture in a piping bag and fill the tomatoes, then place in the jar.
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When spraying the jar make sure that you do not apply too much paint as this will cause the paint to run down the jar and will not leave an even, smooth finish.
Jar Juicer attaches to the top of a mason jar and is secured in place with the lid's threaded metal band.
Also in their large jar range, the South Devon Chilli Farm has a Kilner-style clip-top jar of chilli drinking chocolate (200g).
Ladle hot tomatoes into warm jars, leaving a little more than 1/2 inch head space to accommodate lemon juice.
You will need: Glass preserving jars (as before); twigs or cinnamon sticks; secateurs; glue gun; pistachio raffia, pounds 1.
Step 5: Push your jars apart and put the plate between them.
That precision/obsession is perhaps best exemplified in the artist's notation of the constituent elements--the "units"--of his works, either on neat little name-tags hung around the necks of jars (as puns on title-tags for paintings) or in the printed "inventories" that accompany each sculpture.
Prepare canning jars and lids according to manufacturer's instructions.
A great present for both kids and adults 3 Now fill each jar with a treat of your choice, and screw on the lids.
Available in pint and quart sizes, the Purple Heritage Collection Jars feature a vintage-inspired purple color and embossed logos on front and back paying tribute to the classic amethyst jars, a collectors' favorite.
You will need: | Old glass jam jars | PVA glue | Tissue paper, glitter and any other gems or bits and pieces to embellish | Card and felt pens | Cotton wool balls and thread How to make it: TAKE a clean glass jar and paint a thin layer of PVA glue all over the outside.