An expression used to indicate that someone is making a big deal out of nothing. Stolen from a line of dialogue in a bad movie, Tommy Wiseau's "The Room".
Megan: So, Will. We need to talk. It may not be important to you, but the cap on a toothpaste tube should have a tight seal. If it does not, then bacteria can manifest itself in the paste, not to mention the cap coming off and squirting toothpaste onto my clothes.
Will: (holding his head in his hands and screaming) You're tearing me apart, Lisa!
Megan: Who's Lisa?
Crazy ESPN sports analyst who screams everything he says.
I was watching SportsCenter last night, until Screamin' A. Smith came on. Then I threw a brick at my TV.
Someone who is asked to attend an event at the last minute, replacing an original participant that dropped out at the last minute.
Me: Cheryl, would you like to go to the opera tonight? Debbie couldn't make it.
Cheryl: Oh, so I'm your pinch hitter? Sure, I'll go.
The financial principle of bleeding the poor and middle class of any expendable income (and some necessary income) so they cannot buy anything, thus impacting the government-supported mega-corporations and lending institutions, requiring Republican idiots to give them more money to continue their financial destruction of the United States. Amen.
A: Did you hear about AIG? Another quintessential example of trickle up economics.
B: Is my bank account safe?
A: About as safe as a $3 gallon of gas.
B: So, not that safe? I'm not sure what you're saying.
A: Oh, I'm just joking around with you.
A&B together: Aaaaaaahahahahahah.
Person A: Your mamma's so fat, when she (blah blah blah), etc.
(Person B stares aghast, unable to speak, at the slam that was just delivered to him.)
Person A: and say hi to your mother for me
Or, after a physical altercation, the victor spits on the loser, and proclaims with disdain: "say hi to your mother for me".
The one that will definitely not survive. Taken from the TV series "Star Trek", which frequently introduces a new character (often wearing a red shirt), who dies early on, showing the power of that episode's enemy force. This is character is killed so that the regulars, Kirk, Spock, Sulu, Uhura, Chekov, and Scotty, can all remain unharmed.
Good thing James wore his red shirt, because if we have to throw someone to the wolves tonight, it's gonna be our expendable crew member.
the shirt in your wardrobe that hangs in the closet with dust on the shoulders that waits until you need to make a good first impression
I was meeting my new boss today, so I put my sandals in the closet, got out my good shoes, some clean jeans, and my first impression shirt.