jimmy up(redirected from jimmying the lid up)
To pry something upward with or as with a jimmy (a short crowbar). A noun or pronoun can be used between "jimmy" and "up." Primarily heard in US. I set about jimmying up all the rotting floorboards on the patio. See if you can jimmy the lid of the container up with a screwdriver. I'm dying to find out what's inside!
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jimmy something up
pry something up. See if you can jimmy this window up. Can you jimmy up this window?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.