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catch (one) in the cookie jar

To catch one in the act or attempt of some wrongdoing, especially involving bribery or the illicit exploitation of one's position of power or authority. Likened to a child literally being caught trying to steal cookies. The senator has long been accused of insider trading, but it seems like this time the authorities have finally caught him in the cookie jar.
See also: catch, cookie, jar

catch (one) with (one's) fingers in the cookie jar

To catch one in the act or attempt of some wrongdoing, especially involving bribery or the illicit exploitation of one's position of power or authority. Likened to a child literally being caught trying to steal cookies. The senator has long been accused of insider trading, but it seems like this time the authorities have finally caught him with is fingers in the cookie jar.
See also: catch, cookie, finger, jar

catch (one) with (one's) hand in the cookie jar

To catch one in the act or attempt of some wrongdoing, especially involving bribery or the illicit exploitation of one's position of power or authority. Likened to a child literally being caught trying to steal cookies. 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

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

have (one's) hand in the cookie jar

To be 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 having his hand in the cookie jar, and he was finally caught when his conversation with a Wall Street executive about insider trading was leaked to the media. The new tax legislation is an attempt to close the loopholes that have allowed companies that had their hands in the cookie jar to go unpunished for so many years.
See also: cookie, hand, have, jar

jam jar

slang A car. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "jam jar" rhymes with "car." Primarily heard in UK. That's a beauty of a jam jar you've got there. What is it, a '67? My jam jar won't start today—can I get a ride with you?
See also: jam, jar

jar against (someone or something)

1. To bump, knock, or slam against something. The group of protesters jarred against the barricades. The butt of the gun jarred against my shoulder as it recoiled.
2. To clash or conflict with something. The upbeat music jarred against the somber atmosphere of the funeral. The country's actions are jarring against the promises made by its prime minister.
3. To create an unpleasant, conflicting, or discordant impression with someone. The book is supposed to be set in an ancient time of high fantasy, so I think the characters' use of modern slang and colloquialisms is going to jar against many readers. Something about what Sarah said was jarring against me, but I couldn't put my finger on it.
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jar on (one)

1. To shake, rattle, or vibrate something violently. Some force began jarring on the safety harnesses, and I feared that they could give out entirely. The bumpy carriage ride jarred on my backside.
2. To cause an unpleasant or painful sensation for a part of one's body. The cacophony created by the dozens of birds flying overhead really jarred on our ears. Having so many clashing colors is really going to jar on your audience's eyes. Traveling between so many different time zones that frequently must be very jarring on your body.
3. To create an unpleasant, conflicting, or discordant impression with one. The book is supposed to be set in an ancient time of high fantasy, so I think the characters' use of modern slang and colloquialisms is going to jar on many readers. Something about what Sarah said was jarring on me, but I couldn't put my finger on it.
See also: jar, on

jarhead

slang A member of the United States Marine Corps. Primarily heard in US. The bar was filled with zoomies and jarheads off duty for the long weekend. My father was a jarhead, as was his father, and his father before him, so it was in my blood to become one as well.

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.
See also: experience, 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

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

with your hand in the cookie jar

engaged in surreptitious theft from your employer. North American informal
See also: cookie, hand, jar
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

jarhead

n. a U.S. Marine. (Attributed to the shape of a cap and to the haircut.) Do you want to spend a few years as a gravel-pounder or a jarhead? You get free clothes with both jobs.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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