jim-jams


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jim-jams

 (jĭm′jămz′)
pl.n. Slang
1. The jitters.
2. Delirium tremens.

[Expressive of the trembling associated with delirium tremens.]
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jim-jams

noun
Slang. A state of nervous restlessness or agitation:
fidget (often used in plural), jitter (used in plural), jump (used in plural), shiver (used in plural), tremble (often used in plural).
Informal: all-overs, shake (used in plural).
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And everybody crowded back to Uncle Silas's little old church, and was ever so loving and kind to him and the family and couldn't do enough for them; and Uncle Silas he preached them the blamedest jumbledest idiotic sermons you ever struck, and would tangle you up so you couldn't find your way home in daylight; but the people never let on but what they thought it was the clearest and brightest and elegantest sermons that ever was; and they would set there and cry, for love and pity; but, by George, they give me the jim-jams and the fan-tods and caked up what brains I had, and turned them solid; but by and by they loved the old man's intellects back into him again, and he was as sound in his skull as ever he was, which ain't no flattery, I reckon.
But seeing her PS70million mansion, 95 designer bags, 81 sets of Victoria's Secret jim-jams and 37 pairs of Channel espadrilles I recalled one thing that riled Tamara when we spoke.
His M&S jim-jams that gave a great sleep, Her trusty t shirt and trousers now piled in a heap.
Forget jim-jams of any description it is all about staying cool, and so it is bed time in the pink and crinkly, on top of the duvet and suffering the oppressive heat.
My husband wouldn't wake up if a meteor from Mars landed on the house, so Raffi had to stand, screeching at increasing decibels in his vommy jim-jams, until his dad finally roused from his Princess-and-the-Pea slumber.
Five years ago 11 East Middlesborough schools also requested parents to stop wearing their jim-jams on the school run.
Spending the entire day in her Christmas flannelette jim-jams, ear muffs and totes toasties slipper-soxs, we suggested he might be trying to tell her something.
As the party raged into the early hours, Ed decided it was time to call it a night and put on his jim-jams.
And it is encouraging schools and companies to allow students and staff to dress down in their jim-jams for the day and join in the fun.
ose conned to their corporate cells assume you're just skiving in your jim-jams in front of Homes Under the Hammer.
On Friday, the domestic speculators played "Friday effect" and campaign jim-jams (preliminary ruling party "United Russia" won more than 50% of the vote - so the political risks for foreign investors pushed to the background) was not conducive to the growth and dynamics in the American markets,despite strong output makrostatistiki unemployment in the U.
PUPILS at a Coventry school put on their jim-jams to raise money for charity over Lent.