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Definition of crane effect

crane effect

  • A state of guilty, post-coital tristesse, in which one is left staring at the ceiling and wishing that it would open up and a crane would come in and lift one to a reality where what has just happened is revealed as merely a bad dream.
    I was left staring at the ceiling, experiencing a powerful Crane Effect.

    Last edited on Oct 28 1999. Submitted by Nick M. from London, Greater London, UK on Oct 28 1999.

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