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Tearin' up Jack

Posted by Smokey Stover on June 09, 2007

In Reply to: Tearin' up Jack posted by Barb on June 08, 2007

: Anyone know the origin of the phrase "tearin' up Jack?" I understand it to mean "causing a ruckus" as in: The two boys were outside just tearin' up Jack.

If they were tearing up jack (lower case, please), they were tearing up pretty much anything and everything, which is one way to cause a ruckus.