jiggery-pokery

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jiggery-pokery

Illicit, dubious, or morally questionable activities, especially those done discreetly or in secret. The purpose of the new legislation is to root out the jiggery-pokery going on with many businesses' financial figures.
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Jacqui Brown has purchased Jiggery Pokery in Mickley, Northumberland, after getting funding support from NatWest.
Here, he reveals how to get the most out of the weekend with the help of hi-tech jiggery pokery.
SUNDAY Troy E4, 9pm In these days of hi-tech jiggery pokery, when every imaginable visual feat seems capable with a few clicks of a mouse, it's remarkable that the humble magician still carries so much clout.
Abida Rasheed will teach participants how to cook authentic fish biriyani, koyi chutathu (chicken stuffed and baked), chicken kakathil, Malabar mutton stew, pine jiggery and chakkara chor for dessert.
The only ingredients required to make amrit mitti are one kilogram of cow dung, one litre of cow urine, 50 grams jiggery, 25 kilograms of dried leaves, 100 litres of water and the farmers' hard work
With their first collection of songs, including Jiggery Pokery, which referenced the infamous massively-spinning ball bowled by Shane Warne which did Mike Gatting in the 1993 series, Neil and Thomas tried to cram in as much cricket knowledge as they could.
He untethers the plot from plausibility and logic, allowing everything to teeter risibly on coincidence, physical improbability and outrageous about jiggery pokery good fortune.
And Channel 4's jiggery pokery with its usual scheduling doesn't stop there - another former Friday night favourite, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, is also back for a new series .
g) Foodstuff including flours, tea, coffee, jiggery, sugar, milk products, salt and edible oil, excluding alcoholic beverages.
Police said the victim was offered gram and jiggery laced with drugs by the sorcerers who amputated her limb when she fell unconscious.
The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) More financial jiggery pokery, but this time with the eagle eye of Sir Alan Sugar watching over the players.
COMEDY Pete Firman - Jiggery Pokery: The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton.
Expect Jiggery Pokery to deliver more tricks than anyone has a right to have up their sleeve and a fast and furious flow of gags.
There are issues on the bend after the winning post, which we may be able to avoid with a bit of jiggery pokery.
But thanks to some clever jiggery pokery it works absolutely brilliantly as well as looking smashing.