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Ball the jack

Posted by Anon on September 18, 2001

In Reply to: Ball the jack posted by R. Berg on September 18, 2001

: : : Can anybody tell me what this means,? MAKE A BULLFROG BALL A JACK. or is it self-expanatory?

: : I would guess that it means something extremely provocative. It sounds like a line from a song (sung by Jerry Lee Lewis) called "Big-Legged Woman." The line is, "Big-legged woman, keep your dresses down. You've got something up there baby that would make a bulldog hug a hound..." Or words to that effect.

: The Dictionary of American Slang has two meanings for "ball the jack":
: 1. To go, move, or work very rapidly or fast. (Orig. logger use, from highballing.) -> 2. To gamble or risk everything on one attempt or effort.

: But I think the phrase has a different meaning in blues lyrics, and I don't know what it is.

I guess the word I was looking for was "stimulating" rather than provocative. Something that stimulates the person to do something he wouldn't ordinarily. "Food so good it makes you want to slap your mama." Something so something it "makes a bullfrog ball the jack" (as in the dance, "balling the jack").

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