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Where the young generation in a family adopts and purchases new technology product at a fast rate, and old versions (that are in working order but are not up to current standards) of that technology product are given to the parents or older generations of family.

Commonly occurs multiple times on commodity technology gadgets, leaving your parents with many gadgets to play with.

Called 'hand me up' in contrast to 'hand me down'.
Computers: having purchased a new computer to replace my 'slow' computer, I have given it to my grandpa to use. Thus the computer is a 'hand me up'.
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Hand me ups - When your younger siblings outgrow you and start giving you their clothes, socks and shoes etc that doesn't fit them.
"You don't realise how much they have grown until they give you stuff that doesn't fit them anymore. I call them hand me ups"
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A pair of pants a person wears that are so tight it appears as though they borrowed them from their little sister.

Hand-me-ups are usually worn by individuals who are "emo"
The depressed emo boy was beat up at school for wearing hand-me-ups. Not by his peers, but by his little sister for taking her pants without asking.

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Every family from the great depression to the current one knows the secret of the hand me down. Long used as a survival tool the method of handing down clothes with that "worn in look," has saved families money for years. The hand me up is typically a result of the younger generation of children either being better bred or better fed. Either way they are giving back to those who came before them.
The kid who listened to Baby Einstein in the womb and ate from his parents organic farm gave his older cousin a pair of hand me ups, his barely worn boots he had grown out of that would require some growing into by his older cousin.
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A pair of pants a person wears that are so tight it looks like they are wearing their little sisters pants.
Hand me ups are usually worn by individuals who are "emo"

opposite of hand me downs
The depressed emo boy was beat up at school for wearing hand me ups. Not by his peers, but by his little sister for taking and wearing her pants without asking.

pants tight non-heterosexual ridiculous emo sister rainbow
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