Duct tape, used as a restraint, or for purposes of muffling human speech, cries, or screams.
"I couldn't get the kids to behave, so I threatened to use babysitter's helper on the little ankle-biters and they straightened right up."
"Some babysitter's helper across the mouth might get her to shut up."
To act weird in public just for grins. To play a practical joke. To try to freak people out by calculatedly bizarre behavior. To mess with peoples' minds.
NOUN: The act itself.
"We like to noss whenever we're in a crowd."
"Don't mind me, I'm just nossing."
"Do you think his act was serious, or was it just a big noss?"
"I noss, therefore I'm weird."
Term coined in Indianapolis, Indiana in early 1970's.
To accept one's fate. To give in to the inevitable.
From an old saying of unknown origin.
"Fate is a stubborn mule; sometimes you've got to give in and make peace with the donkey."
"Joe decided to make peace with the donkey and accept his punishment like a man."
"There's no point in living in the past. Make peace with the donkey and get on with your life."
The opposite of shock and awe. The feeling of letdown and disappointment on the heels of what once was thought to be a great military victory in Iraq. Pronounced with a silent "p," this could be used as a reference to any type of disappointed high hopes.
"The shock and awe of the Iraq invasion have been replaced by feelings of awk and pshaw."