jerk around

(redirected from jerk over)

jerk someone around

 and jerk someone over
to hassle someone; to waste someone's time. Stop jerking me around and give me my money back. They sure like to jerk around people in that music shop.
See also: around, jerk

jerk somebody around

to deceive someone about whether or not you intend to do something They've been jerking us around for a long time, first by not offering us a contract or then by saying they won't sign one.
See also: around, jerk

jerk around

Take unfair advantage of, manipulate or deceive, as in Leave me alone; quit jerking me around! or He was jerking you around when he said he was home all evening. [Slang; mid-1900s]
See also: around, jerk

jerk around

v.
1. Slang To waste time: They jerked around for hours instead of doing their homework.
2. To take unfair advantage of someone, especially by deception or manipulation: Don't jerk me around; tell me what's going on. The con artist jerked around the unsuspecting tourists at the carnival.
See also: around, jerk

jerk around

in. to waste time. All you do is jerk around. Get a move on!
See also: around, jerk