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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.
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.
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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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
n. jelly sandals; colorful shoes made from soft, flexible plastic. (From jelly bean.) Jellies will crack in this weather.
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n. an amphetamine tablet or capsule. (Drugs.) Are there any jelly babies in this neighborhood?