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tango uniform

  • dead - tits up. Etymology: "tango" is radio dispatcher code for the letter T, and "uniform" is radio dispatcher code for the letter "U."
    Tango uniform, man!

    Last edited on Jul 12 2005. Submitted by Larry K. from Lawrence, KS, USA on Jul 12 2005.

adjective

  • out of service, broken, useless, inoperative. From "tits up".
    My car is Tango Uniform.
    Man, the photocopier is Tango Uniform again!
    • See more words with the same meaning: broken.

    Last edited on Mar 09 2011. Submitted by Coyote on Apr 05 2002.

  • on one's back, passed out or sleeping.
    He got hammered last night and he's still tango uniform.

    Last edited on Mar 09 2011. Submitted by Coyote on Apr 05 2002.

  • tits up. A (primarily military) phrase to describe something that is dead or out-of-commission, likely using the image of a dead rat or possum lifelessly floating on its back. Origin: "tango" is the NATO Phonetic Alpha for the letter T, and "uniform" is the NATO Phonetic Alpha for the letter "U."
    My computer went Tango Uniform yesterday.

    Last edited on Apr 02 2004. Submitted by m. r. from San Antonio, TX, USA on Apr 02 2004.

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tango yankee

interjection

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tank

  • to overcome, to conquer.
    Dude, I totally tanked that quantum mechanics test.
    If used reflexively, may take on opposite meaning, as in:
    Dude, that quantum mechanics test has me so tanked.

    Last edited on Apr 07 2013. Submitted by Maxwell from VA, USA on Mar 20 1999.

  • go belly up, go bankrupt.
    His regime will tank soon.

    Last edited on Sep 17 2002. Submitted by Howard J. from Leesburg, VA, USA on Sep 17 2002.

  • came to an end
    His career tanked.

    Last edited on Mar 24 2003. Submitted by M. J. from Dallas, TX, USA on Mar 24 2003.

  • a person who goes for long periods at a time, such as perhaps a race.

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Andrea Y. on Mar 31 2005.

  • being really good at something or really cool in some way shape or form.
    Jim: Yo, you wanna go play football later?

    Bob: Hell yeah I'm a fuckin' tank at football.

    Jim: I'm more tank than you, bitch.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Charlie B. on Nov 19 2008.

noun

verb

verb - transitive

  • to cause something to fail.
                                                                                                                               

    Citation from "The Best Christmas Story Never Told", American Dad! (TV), Season 2 Episode 9 (2006) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 03 2013.

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tank ass

noun

  • large ass.
    Damn... she gotta tank ass!

    Last edited on Aug 10 2010. Submitted by Sean from Kalamazoo, MI, USA on Dec 25 1999.

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tanked up

  • to be totally drunk, full of alcohol, intoxicated.
    Man, I was tanked up after that bash last night.

    Last edited on Dec 12 1999. Submitted by RC from Georgia, USA on Dec 12 1999.

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tanning

noun

  • spanking
    When Buffy back-talked her mother, she wound up across her mother's knee for a good hard tanning.

    Last edited on Apr 03 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 03 2016.

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tanorexia

noun - uncountable

  • an addiction to tanning one's skin. Tanorexics may use a tanning booth, and may develop leathery orange skin. Just like anorexia, there is an altered sense of reality - in this case they think the tan looks awesome.
    That girl has tanorexia, someone needs to tell her to stay out of the tanning bed!

    Last edited on Mar 30 2013. Submitted by Tom P. from Waukesha, WI, USA on Feb 14 2003.

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tap

verb - transitive

  • to have sex with.
    I'm gonna tap my girlfriend tonight.
                                                                                                                                                   

                                 

                                        

                                                                          

    Citation from "Working Late and Working It", Up All Night (TV), Season 1 Episode 3 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 14 2011. Submitted by Derek M. from Kennewick, WA, USA on Oct 01 2004.

  • to select, often for a leadership position.
                                                                                                                                                                                

    Citation from "Producers lock up prison memoir", Variety, Dave McNary, Mar. 24, 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on May 02 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 26 2009.

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