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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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.
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.
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.
There are issues on the bend after the winning post, which we may be able to avoid with a bit of jiggery pokery.
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.
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 was a lot of jiggery pokery at Westminster last week as the Government tried to increase the time they can hold a suspected terrorist.
Last year Pete captivated audiences of all ages when he starred in BBC1's The Magicians before setting out on a successful tour of the UK with his live show Jiggery Pokery, which was also a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011.
But thanks to some clever jiggery pokery it works absolutely brilliantly as well as looking smashing.