An Australian phrase used to describe the jurking motion of a manual car when the clutch & accelerator aren't coordinated properly when starting from a stopped position.
Forward and backward motion felt by the driver and passenger when learner or inexperienced driver accelerates from traffic lights, giveway or stop sign without having enough rev's for the motor to allow a smooth start.
"Corr blimey, you dropped the clutch that fast the car did a kangaroo hop up the road". "Now I know how a Joey(baby kangaroo in the pouch)feels"
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