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second shift

  • the "shift" of work handled by women at home, consisting of housework. (The "first shift" being their job.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              

    Citation from "Female Depression: Why Women Are Unhappier Than They've Been in Years", Elle, Rachael Combe, November 18 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 15 2009.

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secretary spread

  • Tendency of (principally female) clerical and administrative staff in corporate environments to offer sex and romance with superiors as an inducement to professional advancement.
                                                                                                                    

    Citation from New York Post blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    (Citation needs to be verified as legitimate.)

    Last edited on Dec 07 2011. Submitted by TexDenim on Jun 14 2009.

noun - uncountable

  • increased body weight or girth as a result of sitting in a chair for the majority of one's working hours.
    I got a new office job. Does anyone have any tips on avoiding the secretary spread?

    Last edited on Dec 07 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 07 2011.

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secret sauce

noun

  • the essential (but perhaps largely unknown) ingredient required for success.
                                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "Gawker figures out secret sauce of media", MarketWatch, Larry Kramer, Nov 16 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                     

    Citation from "Ex-Goldman Programmer Is Arrested Again", The New York Times DealBook, Peter Lattman, August 9 2012 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Aug 10 2012. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 18 2010.

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section 8

adjective

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security theater

noun - uncountable

  • security procedures that provide a sense of security but do not actually improve security.

    Last edited on Sep 06 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

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seddity

adjective

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see a man about a dog

verb

  • to defecate.
    I've got to go see a man about a dog.

    Last edited on Oct 01 2001. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 01 2001.

  • during prohibition in the United States, to acquire illegal alcohol.
    I've got to go see a man about a dog.

    Last edited on Sep 29 2004. Submitted by Robert W. on Sep 29 2004.

  • to excuse one's self for an unspecified or secret reason.
    Later guys. I've got to go see a man about a dog.

    Last edited on Oct 08 2005. Submitted by Tim B. from Livermore, CA, USA on Oct 08 2005.

  • to excuse yourself from a conversation without specifying why, for example to leave, buy a drink or go to the bathroom. The original use was to excuse yourself to place a bet on a dog or horse race. The term "see a man about a horse" has the same use.
    I've got to go see a man about a dog.

    Last edited on May 02 2012. Submitted by Elizabeth from Scone NSW 2337, Australia on May 02 2012.

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see a man about a horse

verb

  • to go to the bathroom and urinate.
    I am going to go see a man about a horse.

    Last edited on Feb 15 2002. Submitted by Cassie from CA, USA on Feb 15 2002.

  • to go to the bathroom for either urination or defecation.
    Excuse me, I have to go see a man about a horse.

    Last edited on Oct 19 2002. Submitted by Matthew A. from Prescott, AZ, USA on Oct 19 2002.

  • To politely excuse yourself from a conversation without specifying where you are going. For example if soemone is going to buy a drink or go to the bathroom. It thought to have originated from going to place a bet on a horse or dog race. The term "see a man about a dog' has the same meaning.

    Last edited on May 02 2012. Submitted by Elizabeth from Scone NSW 2337, Australia on May 02 2012.

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see a man about a mule

verb

  • to urinate. Spoken by Brad Pitt in the movie Kalifornia.
    I gotta see a man about a mule.

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Gregory from Bonita Springs, FL, USA on Aug 23 2002.

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