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Jacked up - not proper (question)
Is “jacked up” American slang only, and not English, is it slang at all?
Let me ask you a question.
How did you...
...pull it back together
after what happened to you?
- No, no.
- Jacked-up question, man.
It's a fair question. You...
You become someone else.
You must have loved him very much.
Sometimes that just makes it harder,
you know. You just wish you didn't.
So, come on, some more cop stuff.
- Or are we done?
- No, l... We're good.
I think my question was one of those jacked-up questions.
It’s good to know whether slang you came across in American English you could also use in Great Britain. Like flossing which apparently means also “showing off” in America and not known in the UK (as “showing off” of course).
Last edited by goingtocalifornia; 19-Jun-2011 at 13:58.
I've not come across it in BrE. It sounds good, though.
Jacked up also means being on some kind of drug that makes you wired.
What was wrong with him?
-Oh he was all jacked up on coke.
It's not unknown but it isn't one of the really popular expressions as far as I know, in Canada that is.
Not a teacher.
The verb "to jack up" was used in the 70s to mean "to inject heroin".
Both were used in BrE.
"jacked up"--messed up, broken, damaged
No. The only meaning I have ever heard for "flossing" is the dental hygiene one.Like flossing which apparently means also “showing off” in America