jockey around

jockey around

1. To maneuver around something, especially in an awkward or ungainly manner. There was only one waiter serving the large table of guests, so he had to keep jockeying around it to bring people their food and serve their drinks. I hate having to jockey around this massive filing cabinet every time I want to get into the storage closet.
2. To shift or maneuver someone or something around. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "jockey" and "around." I had to jockey around a bunch of stuff in the garage in order to fit the new bicycle in. There was a lot of confusion among the festival organizers, and they kept jockeying us around to different stages throughout the day.
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jockey something around

to maneuver something around; to manage something. We had to jockey our bikes around a number of stalled cars. We jockeyed around a few can to make room for the bus in the parking lot.
See also: around, jockey

jockey around

to move around as if trying to get into a special position. I spent most of the movie jockeying around, trying to get comfortable. She always has to jockey around a bit when she is getting into a parking place.
See also: around, jockey
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Another Welsh jockey around this time was Rhyl-born David Harrison who rode 65 winners in 1995 and who was hoping to ride in Hong Kong.
ROBBIE POWER conquered the Cheltenham Gold Cup, rode two other winners at the festival and four at Aintree but now seeks local success - and the hottest jockey around believes Our Duke is his best ever chance of winning Ireland's richest jumps race, the BoyleSports Irish Grand National.
Frankie Dettori is still by far the best-known jockey around yet has only three championship trophies in his cabinet stretching back to 1994.
But I had enough left in the tank where I could jockey around and know where I was the last 100."
"Yesterday you feel like the worst jockey in the world, today you are the winning-most jockey around the course.
When I heard William was available, that was perfect because he's probably the most talented jockey around. In the big races, he's Cool Hand Luke, so I'm delighted.
We have seen results that every avid racing fan wanted and one that appealed to a wider audience because it involved Frankie Dettori, the most popular jockey around, and his first Epsom Derby triumph.
Kinane has a point to prove today, but last Sunday's Irish Derby win proved he is still the best big race jockey around.
Furthermore, the 'head waiter' George Baker has been booked and there isn't a better jockey around when it comes to delivering one late.
I first met my first real horseman at university, Ian Balding, who was the champion National Hunt jockey around that time.
Norton has the best record of any jockey around the Roodee and rarely heads back to his Knowsley home without a winner at Chester.
"He's the best jockey around and we had to have him when he became available," said owner Mick Scaife.
Richard Hughes is the hottest jockey around at present and worth a couple of lengths on any of his mounts.
There is no better jockey around who can ride from the front than Joe Fanning, who was again seen to great advantage on Secret History as she showed her rivals the way home in decisive style.
He's not the best jockey around, he's certainly not Ruby Walsh, but then not many pros are so what are you gonna do?