put a jerk in it

put a jerk in it

old-fashioned Hurry up; act more lively or quickly. Put a jerk in it, gentlemen, we don't have much time to get this finished!
See also: jerk, put

put a jerk in it

act vigorously, smartly, or quickly. informal, dated
1939 C. Day Lewis Child of Misfortune Put a jerk in it. I'm meeting my boy at the second house at the Royal.
See also: jerk, put