jiggery-pokery


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jiggery-pokery

  (old-fashioned)
secret activities that are not honest We suspect there's been some financial jiggery-pokery going on in the accounts department.
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I still reel at the hypocrisy of a lifelong socialist who cheerily described over lunch how he had saved himself a million pounds in tax through some jiggery-pokery involving transfers between jurisdictions with different year-ends.
Your readers may be forgiven for thinking that this is statistical jiggery-pokery.
YOU expect to see a bit of jiggery-pokery in a police series but it's usually the villains who punch the cops or the cops who punch the robbers.
You have to wait until January 15, because Congress has an awful habit of last-minute jiggery-pokery with the tax laws.
e main disa$ection lies with a union that should never have occurred and political jiggery-pokery that allows designer consultation to return preferred results.
And, to be fair, there was a lot of political jiggery-pokery doing the rounds this week.
It is remarkable how many different ways are being found to milk the taxpayers through this financial farrago of jiggery-pokery.
NEWS that there's been a bit of jiggery-pokery in the football betting world should not surprise any battle-weary punter who's been in the business for more than 15 minutes.
His financial jiggery-pokery smacked of a desperate con job to swindle the next election.
And then, on top of that deflating defeat, came more revelations about Sisu's financial jiggery-pokery.
Those governments like Germany's that pursued relatively restrained policies and supported industrial growth rather than property bubbles and financial jiggery-pokery like the Labour party in the UK, are most likely to weather the latest storm.
Now that guy with 1000 gold coins will not like being asked for 500 and will soon be calling his accountants for some advice on a little off-shore, trust-fund, ghost company jiggery-pokery.
The presenter insists there's an upside to all this jiggery-pokery, but he's also keen to stress the darker side of the industry.
There is no digital jiggery-pokery, no image manipulation, no lipstick and blusher courtesy of Photoshop.
Also, thanks to some newfangled technical jiggery-pokery (called a Resonance Manipulator), new characters of almost every hero and villain archetype now have access to an additional primary and secondary Powerset, the super powers your character uses to survive.