Jersey justice

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Jersey justice

A punishment or act of justice that is or appears to be much more severe than the offence warrants. Primarily heard in UK. Twenty years in jail for stealing a car? That sounds like Jersey justice to me.
See also: justice
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'WE didn't do the jersey justice' was Wasps centre Brendan Macken's damning view of the 24-16 win over London Irish.
The Jersey justice system has badly failed these grieving parents.
"We are doing everything we can to make sure that when we step on to that pitch we are as prepared as we can be to go out there, do ourselves, the team and the jersey justice, and to win matches."
"The manner in which we folded over didn't do ourselves or the jersey justice."
And man of the match O'Mahony said: "We haven't done the jersey justice over the past couple of years.
"Every time you put on that Welsh jersey it's an incredible feeling and you want to do that jersey justice and bring out that emotion and performance.
Knepper seeks to rectify in her unprecedented work Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six.
He continued: "We were on the edge after Sunday, and we had to give a reaction on the field, for the pride of ourselves, and to do the jersey justice.
You have to take that mentality so that you do the jersey justice."
The players did the blue jersey justice and many fans will never feel prouder to be an Evertonian after a heroic display.
'I have been fortunate to have two games in succession and I just wanted to get out there and do myself and the jersey justice.'
Brennan, then an associate New Jersey justice, delivered one of the major addresses of the two-day meeting on May 22, outlining New Jersey's experience with court reform.
Geller has introduced the Total Project Control concept to many successful projects such as Rockefeller University, 101 Avenue of the Americas, Sloan-Kettering Research Center, the New Jersey Justice Complex, The St.
"The team didn't do ourselves or the jersey justice. But you move on from that to looking for a chance to make up for it."