Definition of rejig in US English:



[with object]British
  • 1Organize (something) differently; rejigger.

    ‘the organizers scrambled frantically to rejig schedules’
    • ‘But we are classed as a proper railway and now have to fund this extra money quickly by rejigging the budgets because we cannot operate without insurance.’
    • ‘So we rejigged the media specifications to take cost out.’
    • ‘Kurt reckons that by not making phones and rejigging the consumer division he could save £1 billion a year.’
    • ‘He believes the whole Family Law system needs to be rejigged to encourage more such arrangements.’
    • ‘Focusing your camera on ‘the real thing’ meant taking something from someone else, and rejigging it for your own purposes.’
    • ‘‘You can rejig the brand values to a certain extent, but it's a difficult place to be,’ he said.’
    • ‘Just switch it off and start again doing the same, slightly rejigged thing.’
    • ‘Le Guen had rejigged his team significantly after two draws with Dundee United and Dunfermline had exposed some early glitches.’
    • ‘By the time you're at election day it's really too late to start rejigging any tactics or resources anyway.’
    • ‘The main studio has been rejigged to increase its potential audience from some 400 seats to 900.’
    • ‘I thought we had a good system that couldn't be beaten but we had to rejig the company away from stationery and into bespoke printing services.’
    • ‘The glory days of manufacturing in Germany or high-tech silicon-chip makers in the US will not be restored by rejigging currency exchange rates in the dollar's favour, Rogoff said.’
    • ‘The great thing about computers is you can retrieve and reassemble, like rejigging the archive and coming up with new works.’
    • ‘Or maybe he can rejig it, to show how evil this pair were, and how they deserved what they got.’
    • ‘A couple of months back it rejigged its support policies, the intent being to split free ‘consumer’ products from paid for business/professional.’
    • ‘He said: ‘Decisions over Richard and Mark had to be made in order to rejig finances and use them elsewhere but they were the hardest decisions to make.’’
    • ‘It just meant a little inconvenience and rejigging a production line.’
    • ‘As Jordan says, the tournament can't afford much more rejigging.’
    • ‘The success of the show came despite organisers having to rejig the siting of dozens of trade stands, after recent rain left the grassland alongside the runway too sodden for them to be set up.’
    • ‘Its creators say they've made changes based on criticisms they received the first time around, tweaking a few songs, adding some gore and rejigging the set to free up some space on stage.’
    reorganize, alter, adjust, change, change round, reorder, reschedule, reshuffle
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  • 2dated Re-equip with machinery; refit.

    ‘Britain will send experts to help rejig French factories’
    • ‘Technicians are feverishly rejigging the machine en route.’
    • ‘The machines are capable of making customized panels, all different, without pausing to rejig.’
    renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul, make over
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  • A reorganization.

    ‘a cabinet rejig’
    • ‘Half their team were delayed when the Selby Toll Bridge jammed, forcing a rejig of their batting order at Burn.’
    • ‘In an uncomfortable authority rejig, in which the waiters and staff from our hotel were now in the same position as we were - if not worse, fearing for their own families - they still continued to prepare a meal for the guests.’
    • ‘This week's emotionally intense, all or nothing energy inclines people towards radical solutions and massive rejigs rather than compromises or incremental steps.’
    • ‘Earlier this year it redeemed the high-yield bond, cancelled its American listing, and secured High Court approval for a balance-sheet rejig that cleared the way for it to start paying dividends again.’
    • ‘What's needed is a cultural make-over and constitutional rejig.’
    • ‘TV networks undertook a panicky rejig of schedules amid a feeling that the nation's entire moral centre had shifted.’
    • ‘Aside from this one-time piece of creative carrot and stick, the rejig works in the long term too.’
    • ‘Some would consider that a huge burden to bear, especially if, like the former international defender, they were appointed after the transfer window had shut leaving little scope for even a minor rejig of personnel.’
    • ‘But the real answer lies in a rejig of development planning.’
    • ‘He assures me it now plays to 95% capacity and hands me a clutch of punters' reviews from the website noticeboard, all absolute raves for the rejig.’
    • ‘It didn't say whether or not the rejig would be accompanied by job cuts.’