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Related to jaywalk: Pledge of Allegiance
To walk across a street outside of a marked crosswalk or without regard for traffic rules. (A "jay" is a dated term for a foolish or naïve person.) Come on, the crosswalk is right here—there's no excuse for jaywalking. A: "Can you believe that cop just wrote me up for jaywalking? Unbelievable!" B: "Of course he ticketed you—you stepped right out in front of traffic!"
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