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Bighitophobia

  • A fear of seeing notifications from Big Hit regarding Bangtan Sonyeondan.

    Example: "I cannot sleep right now. My Bighitophobia is taking a toll on me."

    Last edited on Aug 11 2017. Submitted by BiggestSphere on Aug 11 2017.

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locked and loaded

  • John Wayne said "Lock and load" because that is the procedure used for readying an empty M1 Garand for action, not because he said it backwards. In order to prepare the weapon for firing, the bolt must first be "locked" back to the rear so that the en bloc clip can be "loaded" into the fixed magazine. Once the clip is inserted, the bolt snaps forward on its own as soon as thumb pressure is released from the top round of the clip, chambering a round and leaving it ready to fire.

    Last edited on Mar 31 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 31 2016.

adjective

expression

  • John Wayne in the film Sands of Iwo Jima was to say "Load and Lock" but "Lock and Load" sounded better so they did not edit it for the correct term.

    Last edited on Jun 30 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 30 2015.

  • Possible alternative origin: When a horse is reluctant to enter the starting gate before a race the assistant starters will position themselves on each side of the horse's haunches. They each extend an arm and grasp the others wrist. With their hands thus "locked" behind the horse's rump they pull/push the horse and "load" him into the starting gate. A little farfetched in this context but at least the words are used in the correct order.

    Last edited on Aug 11 2017. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 11 2017.

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paw

interjection

  • parents are watching
    Hey man, PAW, ill be back in a moment.

    Last edited on Aug 11 2017. Submitted by The Doctor from Westminster, London, UK on Aug 11 2017.

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Reward Beer

noun

  • A drink as a reward after a heavy workout or some other arduous task.
    After re-shingling the roof at midday and then doing a 6 K run, it was time for a reward beer.

    Last edited on Aug 11 2017. Submitted by SailorRich on Aug 11 2017.

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