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A term used when a person is so sick they are throwing up what they consumed in the 80's.

Although names of other pop stars of the era may be used to define the amount of effort involved in emesis it is worth noting that there is some debate as to whether "Bringing up Pat Benatar" implies as deep a retching as "Bringing up Laura Branigan".

"Bringing up Rick Astley" is only ever used by people who didn't actually live through the 80's and who spend their days on YouTube.

Medical note: Known to cause Boerhaave's syndrome (effort rupture of the esophagus).
80's Survivor #1: "Heard you were really sick."
80's Survivor #2: "Oh, man, I was bringing up Laura Branigan."
by The JOKERCAT February 03, 2013

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