be like jelly

be like jelly
be/feel like ˈjelly | turn to ˈjelly idiom
(of legs or knees) to feel weak because you are nervous
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  • feel like jelly — be/feel like ˈjelly | turn to ˈjelly idiom (of legs or knees) to feel weak because you are nervous Main entry: ↑jellyidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn to like jelly — turn to/feel/like jelly phrase if your legs or another part of your body turn to jelly or feel like jelly, they suddenly feel very weak because you are nervous or frightened With legs slowly turning to jelly, I skied down the steep slope.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn feel like jelly — turn to/feel/like jelly phrase if your legs or another part of your body turn to jelly or feel like jelly, they suddenly feel very weak because you are nervous or frightened With legs slowly turning to jelly, I skied down the steep slope.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jelly bean — HistoryThe interior jelly may trace its origin back hundreds of years to a candy called Turkish Delight, while the shell is essentially the same as that developed in the late 17th century for Jordan Almond candies. The earliest known appearance… …   Wikipedia

  • jelly — UK [ˈdʒelɪ] / US noun Word forms jelly : singular jelly plural jellies 1) [countable/uncountable] British a soft sweet food made from fruit juice, sugar, and gelatine that you can see through and that shakes when you touch it The children were… …   English dictionary

  • jelly bean — noun sugar glazed jellied candy • Syn: ↑jelly egg • Hypernyms: ↑candy, ↑confect * * * noun, pl ⋯ beans [count] : a candy that is shaped like a bean and has a hard sugar shell with a soft center * * * ˈjelly bean f15 [j …   Useful english dictionary

  • jelly — jel|ly [ˈdʒeli] n plural jellies [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: gelee, from geler to freeze , from Latin gelare] 1.) [U and C] BrE a soft sweet food made from fruit juice and ↑gelatin American Equivalent: Jell O ▪ rasp …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jelly — jel|ly [ dʒeli ] noun 1. ) count or uncount a sweet sticky food that is made from boiled fruit juice and sugar and is often spread on bread: blueberry jelly a jar of jelly 2. ) count or uncount BRITISH JELL O 3. ) count or uncount a sauce that is …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jelly — noun 1 (C, U) BrE a soft solid substance made with sweetened fruit juice and gelatine jello AmE: raspberry jelly 2 (U) AmE a very thick sweet substance made from boiled fruit and sugar with no pieces of fruit in it; clear jam 1 (1): a peanut… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • jelly — 1. noun /ˈdʒɛl.i/ a) A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set Perfect jelly is of appetizing flavor; beautifully colored and translucent; tender enough to cut easily with a… …   Wiktionary

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