Ye cud a axt tha yin wa made it, whur they tryin tae.
Jook tha Beetle
|Beetle - Taken at the Ulster American Folk Park Omagh 2011|
This aul sayin can also be used when somebody's trying to dodge a job or punishment
The beetle is a large wooden mallet used for hammering meat or pounding clothes.
Update: I found a grisly tale of murder entitled 'Scrape The Beetle', in Hugh Robinson's wonderful book 'Yarns from the Ards'
On a final note I recently happened upon a linguistic website where scholars were discussing the word jook. Apparently in Hebrew it means beetle.