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1.
/n/ suggestion made in satire, from the famous original by Jonathan Swift, in which he suggested solving the Irish potato famine by eating babies. See also straw man
A modest proposal: our new school dress policy should require all students to go entirely without clothes or jewelry, to reduce rampant comsumerism and objectionable messages on T-Shirts.
by pete mac April 26, 2007
 
2.
Weird, sickening, distasteful. Can be used as a noun or adjective.
Also: One who eats babies.
From Johnathon Swift's satire, A Modest Proposal, which outlined reasons for why we should eat babies.
That ugly girl's display picture is such a modest proposal.

Look Dude, the principal is trying to dance! That's so modest proposal!

I named my hamster Modest Proposal after she got knocked up by a gerbil and ate half of the offspring.
by laura_lou October 03, 2006