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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."
: Predicament, problem.
ex: "I'm in a bit of a jam here - Do you think you can help me?"
: 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!"
: In a jiffy = Very quickly = In no time
: To bring bad luck or failure by saying something.
ex: "Stop saying that! You're gonna jinx me."
: Bathroom, toilet, can.
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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