Cliché
A cliché or cliche (/ˈkliːʃeɪ/ or /klɪˈʃeɪ/) is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, even to the point o...
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Inquilab Zindabad
Inquilab Zindabad (Hindustani: इंक़िलाब ज़िन्दाबाद , اِنقلاب زِنده باد ) is a phrase which translates to "Long Live the Revolution!" Its first use by a revolutionary was in 1929 when Bhagat Singh shou...
15 minutes of fame
15 minutes of fame is short-lived media publicity or celebrity of an individual or phenomenon. The expression is credited to Andy Warhol, who included the words "In the future, everyone will be world-...
As easy as pie
As easy as pie is a popular colloquial idiom which is used to describe a task or experience as pleasurable and simple. The idiom does not refer to the making of a pie, but rather to the act of consumi...
Beta reader
An alpha reader or beta reader (also spelled alphareader / betareader, or shortened to alpha / beta), also pre-reader or critiquer, is a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fic...
Charlie Don't Surf
Charlie Don't Surf is a famous line from the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, spoken by Lt. Col. Kilgore as justification for taking a beach at the Mekong Delta so the American soldiers could go surfing. Ame...
Primrose path
The primrose path refers to a life of ease and pleasure, or to a course of action that seems easy and appropriate but can actually end in calamity.
An early appearance of the phrase in print occur...
Catchphrase
A catchphrase (or catch-phrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance. Such phrases often originate in popular culture and in the arts, and typically spread through a variety ...
Marrying Irving
Marrying Irving is a metaphor coined by a participant in Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten's weekly online chat, "Chatological Humor" on February 8, 2005. The term specifically references the ...
Udaff
Udaff.com (Russian: удавком), or the resource (Russian: ресурс) is a Russian Padonki counter-culture site devoted to publishing short stories. Although technically anything can be posted on th...
Enna kodumai Saravanan idhu?
Enna Kodumai Saravanan Idhu (Tamil: என்ன கொடுமை சரவணன் இது; abbreviated to EKSI) is a quote from the 2005 Tamil film Chandramukhi spoken by the character Senthilnathan, played by Prabhu Ganesan. T...
Rabble rouser
A demagogue /ˈdɛməɡɒɡ/ (from French "demagogue", derived in turn from the Greek "demos" = people/folk and the verb "ago" = carry/manipulate thus "people's manipulator") or rabble-rouser is a political...
Page 3 culture
Page 3 culture is the name given to tabloid culture, India's partying, high society or upper class, metropolitan culture, specifically Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, which features on page three tabloid...
Pompatus
The word pompatus, also spelled pompitous, /ˈpɒmpɨtəs/, /ˈpɒmpətəs/, is a nonce word used in the lyrics of Steve Miller's 1973 rock song "The Joker".
Each line references a track on a previous Mi...
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More cowbell
"More cowbell" is an American pop culture catchphrase originally derived from an April 8, 2000 Saturday Night Live comedy sketch which fictionalized the recording of the song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"...
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Neosexual
Neosexual is a neologism used to describe a subset of the heterosexual male population. A neosexual relates to a departure from metrosexual, back towards more traditional masculine characteristics. A ...
D'oh!
"D'oh!" (/ˈdoʊ/ DOH) is a catchphrase used by the fictional character Homer Simpson, from the long-running American animated sitcom The Simpsons (1989–present). It is typically used when Homer injures...
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" is a line from the 1939 film Gone with the Wind starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. The line is spoken by Rhett Butler (Gable), as his last words to Scarlet...
Gastrosexuality
Gastrosexuality is a neologism derived from gastronomy and sexuality. The term is used to describe men who cook, to impress friends and prospective male and female partners.The rise of the term is rel...
Maternal insult
A maternal insult (also referred to as a "yo mama" joke) is a reference to a person's mother through the use of phrases such as "your mother" or other regional variants, frequently used to insult the ...
Steve Urkel
Steven Quincy Urkel (generally known as Steve Urkel or just simply Urkel) is a fictional character on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters, who was portrayed by Jaleel White. Originally slated to have be...
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The Mother of All Talk Shows
The Mother of All Talk Shows was a British talk radio show hosted by George Galloway on talkSPORT, a British commercial radio station owned by UTV, between March 2006 and March 2010. The programme ai...