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hold jiggers

To remain vigilant or carefully watchful (for something or someone). Primarily heard in US. They should be arriving any minute, so hold jiggers. Hold jiggers for the health inspector, we heard he'll be doing a surprise inspection someday soon.
See also: hold, jigger

jigger

informal Some tool, gadget, or other such implement the proper name for which is unknown or unremembered. A: "What's that jigger over there do?" B: "That's a power coupler. Don't touch it." It looks like the drone is controlled by this joystick-looking jigger.

jiggered

1. euphemism Damned. Used exclusively in the expression "I'll be jiggered." I'll be jiggered if I let some young upstart like you take control of my company! A: "You know, if you run your washing machine at night, you can save a lot of money on your electric bill." B: "Well, I'll be jiggered—I never knew that!"
2. slang Broken, ruined, or badly damaged. I think one of the boilers got jiggered during the earthquake. I spent the whole summer fixing up a jiggered old boat that I bought off my uncle.
3. slang Exhausted or worn out. Primarily heard in UK. We were all feeling pretty jiggered by the time we reached the summit. Phew. Clearing out all that rubbish has left me jiggered!
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stand jiggers

To remain vigilant or carefully watchful (for something or someone). Primarily heard in US. They should be arriving any minute, so stand jiggers. Stand jiggers for the health inspector, we heard he'll be doing a surprise inspection someday soon.
See also: jigger, stand
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

jigger

1. n. a drink of whiskey. (The standard term for a small container used for measuring the right amount of liquor for a drink.) How about another jigger of that shine?
2. n. a cigarette. You got a jigger I can bum?
3. n. a gadget. Toss me one of those copper jiggers there in the box.

jiggered

1. mod. damned. Well, I’ll be jiggered!
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also jigger.) Todd was more than just a little jiggered.
See also: jigger
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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