American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To jury-rig.
- v. common misspelling of jury-rig.
- Confusion of jury-rig and jerry-built. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration (influenced by jerry-build) of jury-rig. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If we really want to combine an economic boost and a progressive tax change, making the payroll tax progressive would be far easier and more effective than trying to jerry-rig a progressive consumption tax.”
“I imagine COngress will do a combination of 3 things to jerry-rig SS for another 10 or so years.”
“He has to love a candidate before he'll jerry-rig his sound system.”
“You also need to sort of jerry-rig the two together.”
“Then she collected two-by-fours, little by little, until she had enough to jerry-rig a tiny house.2”
“In nautical terms, you need to come up with a "jury-rig," or "jerry-rig," as it is sometimes called.”
“The real problem is that the girls don't have access to proper and affordable "femcare", namely pads and tampons, and instead are forced to jerry-rig ineffective alternatives out of whatever they do have lying around.”
“Just 10 short years ago, Mr. Wang, then majoring in American Studies at George Washington University, was floating from one offbeat job or internship to the next, working short stints at Comedy Central and Archie Comics while trying to jerry-rig a career path.”
“She "technically" receive more votes than him only if you jerry-rig the counting.”
“But considering the serious issues we face as a nation and a planet, I hope that the kids spend less time videotaping rappers who dress like donuts (as the 3rd place video submission on the Current web site does) and more time investigating corporate overlords like Jack Welch who jerry-rig our democracy to serve their bottom-lines.”
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