used to describe two or more
amounts, physical or metaphorical, that seem to take on a property of percentage. That is, when one amount rises, the other
must drop in order to keep the maximum
percentage at one hundred. (100%) This normally works against someone, especially
the one who points out the counter-proportion.
It seems like
of friends a guy has on MySpace
is counter-proportionate to how many friends
he has in real life.
God, it seems like the more
this kid I'm babysitting likes a toy, the more
noise it makes, the less I can enjoy myself
while I'm watching
be damned, I'm not doing this anymore.