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jiggery-pokery

Pronunciation: /ˌdʒɪgəriˈpəʊkəri/

Translation of jiggery-pokery in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], [dated/anticuado], chanchullos (masculine plural) [colloquial/familiar], tejemanejes (masculine plural) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • But this bit of scientific jiggery-pokery leaves my mind in an even more boggled state than usual.
    • However, they only managed to conjure this up by jiggery-pokery.
    • Why does that require ‘work’, unless there's some jiggery-pokery going on to ensure that the chart doesn't actually reflect the real numbers?

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