A thing that is appealing to an idiot.
Bob: I need to learn a new programming language.
Lilly: Why?
Bob: The language I know is not popular anymore. It's not "the shiny thing" that idiot managers are flocking to.
Lilly: Yeah. It's all about the shiny things for them.
by geekmalone June 24, 2016
1. n, Simple and prominent distraction.

2. n, Focus of Positive Intent, Happy Thought, Generally good-vibe target goal.

Occasional usage, but widespread among the furry community as imitation of behavior of magpies, raccoons, ferrets, etc.
1. I've got this project that's due Monday, but... Ooo, a Shiny Thing!

2. You may as well admit, now that you've got your new toy, you've found your Shiny Thing.
by Infinity Squared May 15, 2007
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