Mexican jumping bean


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Synonyms for Mexican jumping bean

seed of Mexican shrubs of the genus Sebastiana containing the larva of a moth whose movements cause the bean to jerk or tumble

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It was like something from Grease - she was gyrating in a pair of cut-off jeans and he was skipping and jumping and jiving as if he had Mexican jumping beans in his boxers.
"Son, it's not important whether you win or lose," a somewhat sheepish father next to us told his son apologetically I had just given him a nasty stare as he and his seven-year-old leaped around like a pair of Mexican jumping beans and high-fived each other after their car finished first in the heat.
His series Belonging was a hip and sexy drama set in the Valleys but his new series The Bench is amazing, pulling in half a million viewers last week and getting the executives in Llandaff all jumping up and down like so many deranged Mexican jumping beans.
"There are about thirty people jumping around like Mexican jumping beans," he says.
Just seven minutes after Fergie's box of Mexican jumping beans sprang from the bench, Paul Schloles suffered one of his "redmist moments" and left Pablo Zabaleta with a souvenir set of studmarks on his thigh.
MANUEL MEDINA reckons he can bounce Scott Harrison out of the ring with the help of Mexican jumping beans.