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).
References in classic literature ?
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.
As the party raged into the early hours, Ed decided it was time to call it a night and put on his jim-jams.
I bet she longs to sit around in her hairnet and jim-jams watching EastEnders and scoffing chipsticks.
Action for Children is calling on Birmingham residents to join the fight against youth homelessness by 'pyjamming' too - posing in their jim-jams and sharing photos online.
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.
Too much attention is given to the bile of a few hundred ever-angry morons online - born with forks in a world of soup, as Noel Gallagher once had it - but they are more to be pitied than scolded as they sit in their jim-jams shouting at their laptops.
ose conned to their corporate cells assume you're just skiving in your jim-jams in front of Homes Under the Hammer.
You can't blame us for going bonkers after the misery of recent months, but we shouldn't get too excited because there's every chance we'll be back in the thermal jim-jams and resurrecting the hot water bottle by next week.
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.
In Cardiff this week, a Tesco supermarket banned shoppers who continually wore their jim-jams in store.
Late" is an understatement - James Alexander Gordon was already in his jim-jams with a mug of cocoa and a Jeffrey Archer book when Macken pounced to seal my winning yankee.