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conservative zombie

noun

  • a conservative zombie, i.e. a person with conservative beliefs who does not devote significant thought to those beliefs. Pejorative. Contrast with "liberal zombie".

    Last edited on May 05 2014. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 05 2014.

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considered harmful

adjective

  • phrasing used to espouse the belief that something is (or should be) considered a bad idea. Used in tech circles, the expression is a nod to Edsger W. Dijkstra's March 1968 note in Communications of the ACM called: Goto Statement Considered Harmful.
    Getting wasted considered harmful.
    "Getting wasted considered harmful" considered harmful.

    Last edited on Nov 05 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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Consolate

expression

  • This the unseen root word of disconsolate and means the opposite, i.e. consoled or soothed.

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    After finding a better job, Tim was consolate about his firing

    Last edited on May 04 2017. Submitted by Dr. P.D. Fisher on May 04 2017.

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content as a cucumber

adjective

  • very content.
    Guy: Are you okay?

    Girl: Oh, yes! I'm content as a cucumber.

    Last edited on Sep 06 2010. Submitted by Joella G. from Portales, NM, USA on Nov 20 2008.

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contraption

  • a device, especially a complex one.

    Last edited on Mar 13 2005. Submitted by Tom D. from Orlando, FL, USA on Mar 13 2005.

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control freak

noun

  • a person who obsessively insists on always being in control of the situation.

    Last edited on Dec 16 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 03 2004.

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control tower

noun

  • Usually refers to a dominant female in a relationship.
    He can't go out with us tonight, the Control Tower said he wasn't clear for takeoff.
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by DiMossi from Sarasota, FL, USA on Mar 15 2000.

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