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A euphemism for a homosexual, especially one who is closeted.

This is coined from the transparent defense of Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho), to charges of disorderly conduct, stemming from his apparent solicitation of an undercover officer, underneath the partition of a restroom stall.

Prior to pleading guilty, Sen. Craig attempted to explain his behavior by claiming that his shoe touched the officer's underneath the partition because he had a "wide stance", when going to the bathroom.
Genevieve is really crushing hard on the varsity QB. Someone should tell her that the dude has a wide stance.
by Sir Neville W.F.G. Mariner August 28, 2007

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A term for a homosexual, conservative, white-collar person in a position of power who doesn't want his sexuality to be publicly revealed.
Trent Lott has a wide stance.
by Rundy September 05, 2007

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The laughable explanation you give an arresting undercover officer with whom you tried to initiate sexual activity by reaching with YOUR FOOT into HIS STALL and MAKING DIRECT CONTACT with HIS FOOT.
Senator Larry Craig didn't intend to initiate stall sex, he simply has a WIDE STANCE.
by Edman Graham August 31, 2007

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Gay subculture term that describes solicitation of anonymous gay sex in public bathrooms. To have a "wide stance" means to invade the privacy of the adjacent stalls and find out if the occupier would respond to the advances. Wide Stance is usually preceded by foot taps or peering. For other definition see Cottaging.
Republican politicians often assume a wide stance in public bathrooms when trolling for sex in order to avoid the social stigma of homosexuality.
by LCR August 29, 2007

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A term that a closet homosexual who has been publicly outed uses in order to deny his homosexuality.
Senator Larry Craig was not soliciting an undercover policeman for sex in an airport bathroom. He simply uses a wide stance.
by Craigsfan August 31, 2007

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Naivete' term coined by U.S. Senator Larry Craig meaning a commodious position on a toilet seat so as not to have one's trousers fall to the floor, often with shoes of said person assuming the position touching the shoes of those in neighboring stalls. In reality, wide stance simply is 'trolling for homosexual sex in a public toilet.' It is a signal of interest for such activity.
"But, officer, I was just sitting at this 'wide stance' open angle on the commode so my pants wouldn't drop to the floor." (Senator Larry Craig to the arresting officer at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport toilet).
by Richard Black September 03, 2007

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The need to use a public restroom, especially for those who abhor the lack of privacy, and find it hard to "go", in such facilities, but are forced to out of a sense of urgency.
Honey, I'm at the Atlanta airport and I hate to tell ya, but I have to take a WIDE STANCE.
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