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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Elisa said: "I often get people coming in who used to go to the Jiggery Pokery and they can't believe the transformation that has taken place.
They all talk their hokey pokey They all swear they're okey dokey They must think that we're all dopey And don't suspect jiggery pokery.
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.
Twenty minutes of scouring rails and pleading with the manager resulted in him performing computer jiggery pokery and I could, at last, get The Wrong Trousers out of my life for good.
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.
Don't worry though, the high-tech jiggery pokery that sets GiftedLive.com apart from all the other great music nights in Northern Ireland hasn't been ditched, it's just on hold while some big plans come to fruition - and we'll keep you posted on that.
"There are issues on the bend after the winning post, which we may be able to avoid with a bit of jiggery pokery. There are a couple of areas of particularly bad ground down the back straight and another in the bypass area adjacent to the fifth-last fence."
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 ...
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.
INDEPENDENCE 'JIGGERY POKERY' ALEX Salmond's plans for an independence referendum were plunged deeper into chaos yesterday after a row over the proposed two-question ballot paper.
THERE was a lot of jiggery pokery at Westminster last week as the Government tried to increase the time they can hold a suspected terrorist.