Definition of "jack-in-the-box" []

  • (noun) A toy consisting of a clownlike puppet that springs out of a box when the lid is activated.

Use "jack-in-the-box" in a sentence

  • "I think a middle-aged man with a big paunch straddling a motorcycle looks like a jack-in-the-box before it springs—all rolled up in himself."
  • "Thomas Mugridge popped out of his galley like a jack-in-the-box."
  • "He is a jack-in-the-box the way he pops into the chair."

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