jerk around(redirected from jerk over)
jerk someone aroundand 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.
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.
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]
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.
in. to waste time. All you do is jerk around. Get a move on!