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Jacks
 interj.— «The accusation being levelled by Cureton was that Sidwell had “cheated” by calling “Jacks’—footballing parlance for “leave it”—just as the QPR striker was about to accept a pass from Marcus Bignot on the edge of Reading’s box. Trusting the call, Cureton let the ball run between his legs, but instead of receiving the return pass from a team-mate, he looked up to discover Sidwell standing there with the ball at his feet which he quickly cleared out of danger.» —“Curo sees red to aid his former team-mates” icBerkshire (U.K.) Dec. 23, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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