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1.
The act of mistreating a peer or someone inferior to you out of frustration because a superior (whom you can't argue with) has treated you poorly.
Apparently he came home and just started yelling. It's kick-the-dog syndrome: his boss is an asshole and he takes it out on her.
by Colin Sandel February 27, 2008

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