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The condition of having no civilizing influences or refined culture; ignorance or crudity; savage violence or cruelty.
With their gun culture, Americans never really outgrew barbarism.
by AKACroatalin April 13, 2015
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Acronym for an English expression All Mouth And Trousers which is used to describe someone who is an inveterate bullshitter. Someone who talks a lot but is unable, unwilling or incapable of delivering on their promises.
The phrase originated in the North of England and refers to people who talk a lot (mouth) and wear showy clothes (trousers).
"Malcolm's telling everybody that he's working really hard and he's going to complete the new website today and it will get him a promotion!"
"Has he started it yet or is he too busy telling everyone about it?"
"No, he's still talking about it."
by AKACroatalin March 14, 2015
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Gowk (pronounced ɡaʊk) is a noun with a number of meanings. It is sometimes used to mean a cuckoo or an awkward, clumsy or stupid person. Apparently the word goes back to ancient German and could mean a bastard, simpleton, or fool, which gives its commonest usage namely an awkward or foolish person. There is also a third totally distinct meaning; in Geordie dialect it means an apple core.
“You passed your kid off as his? You fucking gowk!”
by AKACroatalin January 3, 2017
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Something that fascinates most men; it’s found in pairs on females and is another name for a breast, boob or tit. Although it can be used in the singular form it is usually used in the plural, Charlies.
Miranda’s lopsided, she’s got on Charlie bigger than the other!”
by AKACroatalin February 20, 2017
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Although other creatures, including humans, do this, cats give the best demonstration of this phenomenon. When you see a cat stretch itself to its full length, all four limbs and tail extended, accompanied by a huge yawn, that is pandiculating.
“Susie was pandiculating in the office earlier, fell off her chair and ended up with her skirt up round her ears.”
“Interesting, sorry I missed it.”
by AKACroatalin January 18, 2017
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This is where a bloke has sex with a woman who is, quite literally old enough to be his granny. There is no love or even liking involved, it is usually done or a bet, to score points off someone, or for some other reason. If the woman is wealthy or a celebrity, he is known as a toy boy and she is known as a cougar. If a woman indulges in a graveyard fuck, it’s invariably with a man who is rich and powerful and she expects marriage to result. In both these cases it’s usually just for the money so I suppose really they’re just whores and it’s not really a graveyard fuck.
Look at that old bat, she’s all over Danny like a rash!
That’s what happens when you get pissed and have a graveyard fuck.
by AKACroatalin March 9, 2019
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Workplace deviance is a deliberate or intentional desire to cause harm to an organisation. This can be the organisation which employs an individual or an organisation of which they are a member. It is, perhaps, best described as “voluntary behaviour which contravenes the established norms of the organisation and, in doing so, compromises its viability.”

Workplace deviance can vary greatly, from minor non-violent misbehaviour to extreme violence, up to and including murder, but any of which causes harm or potential harm to the organisation. Broadly speaking workplace deviance falls into two distinct categories, Interpersonal Deviance and Organisational Deviance.

Interpersonal deviance is misconduct which targets specific co-workers and includes behaviours such as gossiping about them, blaming them for things that are not their fault, falsely raising grievances against them and so on. It is believed that these unhealthy behaviours may be due to jealousy of the target co-workers abilities or a sense of entitlement. In other words the misbehaviour has one aim, to benefit the person doing it.

Organisation deviance is behaviour aimed at the organisation itself and most frequently manifests itself as frequent lateness or excessive absenteeism.
Workplace deviance can be a symptom of a toxic workplace or a toxic employee.
by AKACroatalin August 18, 2015
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