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2.
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
 
1.
1) Any fascinating distraction. 2) Something valuable.
Oh look, a shiny thing!
by Glitterby July 18, 2010