Translation of jiggery-pokery in Spanish:

jiggery-pokery

chanchullos, n.

Pronunciation /ˌdʒɪɡəriˈpoʊkəri//ˌdʒɪɡ(ə)rɪˈpəʊk(ə)ri/

noun

British
informal, dated

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    chanchullos masculine informal
    tejemanejes masculine informal
    • So we headed into nearby Soho for some late-night jiggery-pokery.
    • It was a mark of the Scottish Executive's desperation to get off the Holyrood hook that the First Minister had to rely on fiscal jiggery-pokery.
    • Despite such digital jiggery-pokery, Deupree and Willits don't let their software get the better of them.
    • However, they only managed to conjure this up by jiggery-pokery.
    • It is sad that the taint of financial jiggery-pokery should besmirch Salmond's image as he leaves office, and very unfair.
    • It's a cover of ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, with some sort of gritty electro jiggery-pokery.
    • You're saying there's some jiggery-pokery involved?
    • Therefore there was all this jiggery-pokery so that no one actually had to consider whether he had broken the law.
    • How long can I do this sort of jiggery-pokery?
    • But here we're making predictions based on certain assumptions, just like Gartner is, and using similar mathematical jiggery-pokery.
    • It isn't that spacious inside but, with a bit of jiggery-pokery I was able to fit a pushbike in the boot with the rear seats folded down.
    • But this bit of scientific jiggery-pokery leaves my mind in an even more boggled state than usual.
    • Human contacts increasingly are not human at all, but electronic jiggery-pokery - even voices are made redundant by text and e-mail.
    • There's more technical jiggery-pokery in his next movie, a cartoon/live action version of the old Looney Tunes cartoons.
    • Underscoring their eccentricity and quirky jiggery-pokery is an ability to crack out a memorable pop melody.
    • Sceptics, and there are always a few, suspect a bit of jiggery-pokery and claim that nothing is ever quite what it seems.
    • Why does that require ‘work’, unless there's some jiggery-pokery going on to ensure that the chart doesn't actually reflect the real numbers?
    • First Saskia admitted sleeping with Maxwell, and now Makosi and Anthony have been getting up to some suspect jiggery-pokery in the pool.
    • With a bit of digital jiggery-pokery on the laptop I was able to turn the interviews into a half decent radio package.
    • With the clarity of hindsight, this sort of jiggery-pokery now seems worryingly typical of WorldCom's way of doing business.