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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Now that guy with 1000 gold coins will not like being asked for 500 and will soon be calling his accountants for some advice on a little off-shore, trust-fund, ghost company jiggery-pokery.
The presenter insists there's an upside to all this jiggery-pokery, but he's also keen to stress the darker side of the industry.
There is no digital jiggery-pokery, no image manipulation, no lipstick and blusher courtesy of Photoshop.
Also, thanks to some newfangled technical jiggery-pokery (called a Resonance Manipulator), new characters of almost every hero and villain archetype now have access to an additional primary and secondary Powerset, the super powers your character uses to survive.
I wonder what financial jiggery-pokery was employed by the Government to determine that the UK's defence spending is second only to the US in real terms - the only people they may be fooling are themselves.
But once their unlikely double-act glides onto the ice, Blades Of Glory triple flips to delirious comic heights, allowing the leads to perform death-defying moves with the help of computer jiggery-pokery.
Read uses his technical jiggery-pokery to interact with a six-year-old cartoon boy called Little Howard who stars alongside him on a video screen.
2 million which he claims was borrowed from the capital accounts - Mr Steinberg said: 'This looks very much like jiggery-pokery.
It's visually arresting with lots of grisly slo-mo jiggery-pokery in its opening scene, though not for weak stomachs, and it's well written but for one detectable cliche.
By the way, biscotto is biscuit in Italian and for some unknown reason it's their colloquial term for football jiggery-pokery.
The purpose of the latest jiggery-pokery is a desperate effort by Silverspoon Cameron to be seen as pro-growth, after two quarters of a shrinking economy.
I think when people look at the risk of a hung Parliament and the possibility of endless deal-making, and jiggery-pokery between politicians, I think that people in the end are going to want to give the country a new start.
30pm DUE TO sudden changes to the schedule and other jiggery-pokery, all caused by football, poor old Corrie has been shunted around all over the place lately, which means this week will finally see the airing of the Peter-Leanne-proposal storyline.
In Vanishing Point's reworking, the cinematic origins are built on to create fascinating stylised acting, sharp staging, animatronics and impressive visual jiggery-pokery.
I speak Umpa-Pumpa, Other languages too, And with this jiggery-pokery box, I'm able to speak to you.