Posted by SR on October 19, 2004
In Reply to: Got jacked posted by avvie on October 17, 2004
: There is another use of the phrase: to become the victim of misfortune; to become derailed or thrown off course.
: American sporting media has taken this use to another level, referring to a player of American football being hit hard enough by another player to be lifted off of the ground: "and in this play, Ray Lewis gets jacked up with a stiffarm by Eddie George on a third-and short run!"
Before "car jack' assumed its current criminal definition, it was a simple device used to raise a car off the ground so that a flat tire could be changed. Right you are, Smokey, but I have also heard this used in conjunction with our own Jack Daniels Old No. 7 when someone has had a little too much, they are said to be 'jacked.'