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.
so we sneaked out like naughty kids - in our jim-jams - for a cheeky ice-cream.
Not only are most retailers now starting to stock their festive jim-jams, but now a lot of them this year are offering a family-friendly collection.
It was the first proper chilly night in our household this autumn and slippers, jim-jams, two jumpers and a blanket didn't quite take the edge off the cold.
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.
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.
it gives me the jim-jams." So wrote Charles Prentice, Samuel Beckett's editor, upon receipt of this singular work.