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get a wiggle on

To move quickly; to hurry or hurry up; get a move on. We'd better get a wiggle on if we want to be on time for our reservation.
See also: get, on, wiggle

wiggle (one's) way out (of something)

1. To extricate oneself from a snug thing or place by or as by twisting and contorting one's body in order to maneuver out of it. I thought I was completely stuck in the crawlspace, but I was finally able to wiggle my way back out. The jeans were so tight that I had to wiggle my way out of them.
2. To avoid or disentangle oneself from some situation, task, duty, or responsibility, especially through sly, devious, or cunning means. He always tries to wiggle his way out of doing the dishes each night, claiming he has some project or another he has to work on for school. Sally is so charming that she can wiggle her way out of any trouble she gets into. I told you two weeks ago that the whole company has to be there to do the stock count—you're not wiggling your out of it this time!
See also: out, way, wiggle

wiggle out (of something)

1. To extricate oneself from a snug thing or place by or as by twisting and contorting one's body in order to maneuver out of it. I thought I was completely stuck in the crawlspace, but I was finally able to wiggle out. The jeans were so tight that I had to wiggle out of them.
2. To avoid or disentangle oneself from some situation, task, duty, or responsibility, especially through sly, devious, or cunning means. He always tries to wiggle out of doing the dishes each night, claiming he has some project or another he has to work on for school. Sally always finds some way to wiggle out of any trouble she gets herself into. I told you two weeks ago that the whole company has to be there to do the stock count—you're not wiggling out of it this time!
See also: out, wiggle

wiggle room

The space, time, or freedom to make changes as needed. Good news—I've done the math, and we have enough wiggle room in the budget to make some of those purchases we've been putting off. When I'm meeting up with someone, I always leave early, so that I have wiggle room in case I get lost.
See also: room, wiggle

ziggy-wiggling

euphemism An act or instance of sexual intercourse. The spot is a popular destination for young people to park their cars and engage in a bit of ziggy-wiggling in the dark.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

wiggle out of something

 
1. . Lit to get out of something or some place; to squirm out of something or some place. The kitten was able to wiggle out of the cage in which it had been put. The squirrel wiggled out of the trap we caught it in.
2. . Fig. to manage to get out of a job, the blame for something, or a responsibility. Don't try to wiggle out of your job! You are to blame and don't try to wiggle out of it!
See also: of, out, wiggle
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get a wiggle on

get moving; hurry. informal
See also: get, on, wiggle
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

wiggle out

v.
1. To free oneself from something by turning or twisting the body with sinuous writhing motions: I wiggled out of the tight sweater.
2. To extricate oneself by sly or subtle means from some situation; worm one's way out of some situation: I wiggled out of taking the exam by pretending I had a headache.
See also: out, wiggle
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Get a wiggle on!

exclam. to hurry up. Hey, you guys! Get a wiggle on! We gotta finish before nightfall.
See also: get, wiggle

wiggle out of something

in. to successfully avoid doing something. We wiggled out of the appointment.
See also: of, out, something, wiggle

ziggy-wiggling

n. copulation. The watchman caught them ziggy-wiggling in the lounge.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

get a wiggle on

Slang
To hurry or hurry up.
See also: get, on, wiggle
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

wiggle room

Flexibility, leeway, especially in a negotiation. This slangy expression dates from the mid-1900s. For example, “This contract is too vague; it leaves too much wiggle room for various interpretations.”
See also: room, wiggle
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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