The meanings of phrases and sayings starting with the letter J. Select one from the list below to find additional details!
‘J‘ – Sayings
Jack of All Trades, Master of None
Having suitable skill in multiple things, but not being an expert in any of them.
Jaws of Death
Being in a dangerous or very deadly situation.
Jig Is Up
For a ruse or trick to be discovered; to be caught.
Jump The Gun
Starting or doing something too soon.
Jump The Shark
The point in which a TV show is thought to be past its peak in terms of quality, generally due to something absurd being introduced.
Note: The ‘J‘ phrases listed below do not have their own dedicated page. You can still find out what they mean, though.
Jam On The Brakes
Slamming down on the brakes of a vehicle, making it come to a quick stop.
(EXAMPLE: Wait, jam on the brakes and go back to the gas station, I left my phone there by accident.)
Filled to the brim; full.
(EX: This movie is jam-packed with action sequences.)
Feeling tired after having traveled to another country via a long flight.
(EX: I’m feeling jet lagged after our flight to Japan.)
Joined At The Hip
Two people who are together a lot.
(EX: You hardly ever see Mary and Beck separated, they must be joined at the hip.)
Someone who’s joking around; kidding.
(EX: Are we really out of peanut butter, or are you just joshing me?)
Jog (Someone’s) Memory
Hearing or seeing a thing that causes a person to remember something suddenly.
(EX: I couldn’t remember this singer’s name on TV, but after she started singing, that jogged my memory.)
Someone who receives a fitting punishment or reward for what they did.
(EX: That guy in the grey shirt is getting arrested for stealing, it seems he’s getting his just desserts.)
Just In The Nick of Time
Arriving somewhere or doing something just before it’s too late.
(EX: While I was out driving I almost crashed into another car, but I swerved out of the way just in the nick of time.)
Jump On the Band Wagon
Caring about something and supporting it only after that thing becomes successful.
(EX: After my city’s basketball team got good and started winning a lot, people began jumping on the band wagon and cheering for them.)
Jumped Out of My Skin
Being terrified of something.
(EX: I nearly jumped out of my skin when, out a nowhere, a big dog ran up to me and barked.)
Jump to Conclusions
Making a judgement call based on little or no information.
(EX: I don’t have the flu, it’s just allergies; don’t jump to conclusions.)
Just What The Doctor Ordered
Exactly what a person wanted or needed.
(EX: Since my old controller broke, this new one you bought me is just what the doctor ordered.)