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Jack up (v.): To increase (prices, etc.) by a high margin. ex: "The street vendors jack up their prices on holidays."

Jam (n.): Predicament, problem. ex: "I'm in a bit of a jam here - Do you think you can help me?"

Jam packed: Crowded; Full of. ex: "The beach was jam packed with tourists."

Jerk someone around: To treat someone in a disrespectful manner. ex: "Stop jerking me around!"

Jiffy: In a jiffy = Very quickly = In no time

Jinx (v.): To bring bad luck or failure by saying something. ex: "Stop saying that! You're gonna jinx me."

John (n.) : Bathroom, toilet, can.

Junkie: Addict.

Jump ship (v.):: To leave one's job suddenly, usually to go work somewhere else.

Just plain (adj.): Clearly; simply. ex: "He's just plain stupid."

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