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be like jelly

To be or feel very unstable or weak. This phrase is often used to describe the knees or legs. My legs were like jelly when I got off that roller coaster—I had to sit down right away.
See also: jelly, like

feel like jelly

To feel very unstable or weak. This phrase is often used to describe the knees or legs. My legs felt like jelly when I got off that roller coaster—I had to sit down right away.
See also: feel, jelly, like

jellies

1. adjective, slang Jealous. I was, like, super jellies that Cathy got a car for her birthday! I know you're totally jellies, don't try to pretend that you're not!
2. noun, informal Shoes made of soft, shiny, semi-transparent PVC plastic. Also known as "jelly shoes." Jellies were a huge fad in the '80s, but they've been making something of a comeback lately.
3. noun, slang Benzodiazepine tablets or capsules. At that point in my addiction, I was snorting coke to bring me up and then popping jellies to bring me back down.
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jelly

slang Jealous. I was, like, super jelly that Cathy got a car for her birthday! I know you're totally jelly, don't try to pretend that you're not!

jelly babies

slang Amphetamine tablets or capsules. I know a lot of kids get hooked on jelly babies during high school and college to help them study.
See also: baby, jelly

like nailing jelly to the wall

Incredibly difficult or impossible, such that it could be seen as a foolish or worthless endeavor to attempt. Trying to have a reasonable debate with her father is like nailing jelly to the wall.
See also: jelly, like, nail, wall

be/feel like ˈjelly

(also turn to ˈjelly) (of legs or knees) feel weak because you are nervous or frightened.: She couldn’t move — her head was swimming, her mouth was dry and her legs felt like jelly.
See also: feel, jelly, like

shake like a ˈjelly/ˈleaf

(informal) shake with fear; be very afraid or nervous: Before I went into the exam room I was shaking like a leaf.
See also: jelly, leaf, like, shake

jellies

n. jelly sandals; colorful shoes made from soft, flexible plastic. (From jelly bean.) Jellies will crack in this weather.
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jelly babies

n. an amphetamine tablet or capsule. (Drugs.) Are there any jelly babies in this neighborhood?
See also: baby, jelly
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I've topped this delicately flavoured jelly with a granita made from Aperol, an Italian bitter orange-based liqueur that is used in many great cocktails including the currently popular, Aperol Spritz - the bitterness of the granita gives a great balance to the subtle chilled jelly.
During World War II, both peanut butter and jelly were said to be a part of the United States soldiers military ration list.
"The trusted Dabur Herbolene brand reflects our company's commitment to offer a natural-based petroleum jelly via to make it gentler so that it can be used even on a toddler's skin.
To make flower jelly, you will need jelly jars, lids, and rings; a large stockpot with a lid, in which to process the filled jars; cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer; tongs for lifting the hot lids and jars from the boiling water; a funnel; a 2-quart or larger heavy-bottom pan; a candy thermometer; a ladle; and labels.
Jelly will be officially launched on Kickstarter on May 2 and will cost $59.
Royal jelly was added in the culture medium before bacterial inoculation at the concentration of 25%.
As mentioned above, this patient had allergic reactions to both royal jelly and honeybee venom.
How it works is quite simple - you ask Jelly a question, which is then answered by members of the Jelly community.
Real jelly is so easy to make and your party guests will be super impressed.
Quilting expert Jean Ann Wright has provided still another outstanding quilting project book with the publication of "Jelly Roll Jazz".
Used for centuries by humans for its health-promoting qualities, royal jelly is a yellowish, viscous secretion from the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands of worker bees that nourishes bee larvae of all kinds (i.e., drones, workers, queens) after which it becomes the exclusive nourishment for queens throughout their development.
Jelly Rowntree was looking forward to being a bridesmaid at her mother's and Julian's wedding.
Cut a strip of jelly 2 cm wide, making it as flat and smooth as possible.