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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 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

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

get a wiggle on

get moving; hurry. informal
See also: get, on, wiggle

wiggle out

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

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


n. copulation. The watchman caught them ziggy-wiggling in the lounge.

get a wiggle on

To hurry or hurry up.
See also: get, on, wiggle
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THIS summer the UK will be Wiggling as Australia's premier children's entertainment group, The Wiggles, return with a brand new live show.
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AN advert that shows bottoms wiggling to the words "shakin' that ass" has been banned from daytime and early evening TV because children started copying it.