Definition of rejigger in US English:



[with object]US
  • Organize (something) differently; rearrange.

    ‘he rejiggers his stump speech ever so slightly to fit the crowd’
    • ‘The feelings turn out to be mutual, you see about rejiggering the teams.’
    • ‘This pattern of mistrust is repeated in company after company as years of loyalty are rewarded with layoff notices and rejiggered pension plans.’
    • ‘That means that my assistant holds all of my calls and rejiggers my schedule, canceling anything that isn't a priority.’
    • ‘This new information has rejiggered some assumptions about the late 1990s’ economy.’
    • ‘If I missed a workout due to work or illness, Jim would simply rejigger my scheduled workouts.’
    • ‘Then as partisan control of state legislatures possibly shifts in elections over the next few years, more states can jump into the crazed fray, with lines being rejiggered willy-nilly until Census Day 2010.’
    • ‘Banks get a lashing for rejiggering their business models for the Internet Age.’
    • ‘Will it cause permanent damage to the sector or is it just rejiggering an out-of-control market?’
    • ‘But they've been rejiggered over time into orderly crystal patterns linked by superstrong chemical bonds.’
    • ‘The US is in no position to rejigger this because we don't understand anything about the country.’
    • ‘Even bindings have been rejiggered: Forget the drill and screwdriver; the latest fittings snap or slide into place, extending ski life and improving energy transfer.’
    • ‘I mentioned some pie-in-the-sky future plan for the basement that involved ripping out this and repositioning that and rejiggering this and that, so I could install a large TV.’
    • ‘Before classical music is ever going to take off in digital downloads, the whole classical-recording database - this is a mammoth job, but it's got to be tackled - will have to be rejiggered.’
    • ‘Excessive energy has also been spent in rejiggering the editorial pages - another aspect of the paper that seems to have little to do with its future.’
    • ‘You start to see now why the the company put so much time in rejiggering the budget numbers to make them seem like the administration wasn't dipping into Social Security funds.’
    • ‘Will it be a few months while the culture industry regroups its forces and rejiggers its ideas for new ways of exploiting a public hungrier than ever for comforting fantasies?’
    • ‘With consulting work scarce, rejiggering IT systems to boost performance is likely to remain a permanent feature of the consulting landscape.’
    • ‘But, indeed, this was a day, a very precious day, considering the time between now and Tuesday, taken up trying to rejigger the staff.’
    • ‘So it's just a matter of rejiggering our fulfillment process and our packing process.’
    • ‘Personally, my priorities got rejiggered a few years ago.’