v. "to palin"
The act or an instance of looking like an idiot during an interview because you obviously don't know what you're talking about. Reasons for palining an interview include ignorance and/or arrogance. Instead of admitting you don't know, you try to fake it be injecting obscure information into an answer hoping that the interviewer will forget their question.
tr.v. palined, palin·ing, palins
"She was nervous and completely palined her job interview." -Kate Stigberg
"Their literature leans toward a comedy of small social palins and withered chastity" -James Wolcott.
"Tommy Bowden was palining all over the place when they asked him why his offense has been so miserable this year." -Ken Burger
See also: Sarah Palin vs. Charles Gibson, Sarah Palin vs. Katie Couric, et. al.
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