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A psychiatric medical condition in which a person is repulsed by working or being employed. As a result, s/he makes excuses to avoid working for a living.

One with Work Aversion Disorder (WAD) may appear to be lazy, immature, irresponsible, or to have a poor work ethic, but that is not the case. S/he is actually psychologically unable to seek or perform employment. Most of these people are able to do work-like activities outside of the context of employment.

Work Aversion Disorder is caused by various mental illnesses, including anxiety disorder (like agoraphobia or panic disorders), depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

People with Work Aversion Disorder usually do not admit they have work aversion, but make excuses not to work, such as physical illness, external obstacles, religious beliefs, or non-paying obligations in their lives, and often turn to extreme measures to obtain money needed such as draining savings, getting into debt, looking for easy money, begging, gambling, or in the worst cases, illegal activity.

It is common for people with Work Aversion Disorder to lose friends, marriages to dissolve, and family members to disown victims.

It is estimated that about 1-2% of the population worldwide has Work Aversion Disorder. The rate is equal in all countries, races, cultures, and genders, though it only has been recognized as a disorder since the 1980s, in most cases, it goes unnoticed.
My son has Work Aversion Disorder. He once had a full-time job and was fully self-supporting, but now he doesn't work at all. He is behind on all his bills, his house is in foreclosure, and his car was recently repossessed.

At first, I was telling him to go out and get a job. I then realized that would not solve the problem. He really needs help. He has an illness, and he needs to be treated.
by Bed time April 28, 2010

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A man's bathrobe.

Name applies to the garment when worn either by a man or women.

Named because of its resemblance to the dress Jennifer Lopez wore during the 2000 Grammy Award ceremony that was criticized for being revealing.
Men's robes are so revealing, they resemble Jennifer Lopez's dress. Therefore, a man's bathrobe is called a Jennifer Lopez dress.
by Bed time December 31, 2009

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Cleaning up one's messy house (or a similar setting) in a hurry by hastily stuffing junk and other items into closets, drawers, and other places visitor(s) would not enter or see so when visitor(s) arrive, the areas of the house visitor(s) will see (typically the living room and other nearby places) will appear presentable, but the messiness of the house (and the owner's slobbiness) remain hidden.
My boss is coming over, so I have to do an emergency cleanup.
by Bed time April 02, 2010

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Leavened grain products that may not be consumed by Jewish people on Passover.

Matzah is eaten instead.

Jewish law prohibits Jewish people from eating, owning, or otherwise benefitting from chametz during the holiday of Passover.

Jewish people must also use a separate set of dishes during the holiday on which chametz is not eaten.

All chametz in the possession of Jews must either be destroyed, disposed of, or sold to a gentile for the duration of the holiday.

Also can be spelled as "chometz" or "chumetz."
We must get rid of all our chametz before Passover.
by Bed time March 31, 2010

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The ledge at a window or counter of a booth where customers (or similar) are separated by a partial wall from cashiers (or similar). It is a place where objects (such as money or credits cards) can be placed on while receiving service.

Patience tables are generally found in places including banks, pharmacies, ticket booths, and snack bars.

The name "patience table" is given because people must wait patiently behind them.
Customers inside the bank place their checks and documents on a patience table while the tellers do their duties.

When getting your medicine refilled at the phamacy, you place your prescription on the patience table.

There is a patience table at the entrance to the theater where tickets are sold.

The vendor places the beverages on the patience table for the customer to pick up after they are purchased.
by Bed time April 27, 2010

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Verb - to be watchful of something (such as money, water, energy, electricity, fuel, food, or any precious resource) so it does not go to waste.

Used in reference to a resource that is costly, but that many people have bad habits leading to the use of more than is necessary.
I am turning off the engine while waiting to wibby the gasoline in the car.

Turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth is a way of wibbying water.

I wibbied the battery power by keeping my cell phone turned off in the mountains.

One way to wibby your money is to keep your air conditioner off while on vacation.

Instead of wasting it, we wibby it.
by Bed time May 01, 2010

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A place where chametz (and non-Passover dishes) are stored during Passover.

Jewish law requires Jewish people to refrain from ownership of chametz during Passover. Chametz owned by a Jew before Passover may be kept for use after Passover if it is sold to a gentile. If so, it may remain in the Jew's dwelling if stored out of sight.

In some homes, the area the owner has designated for storage looks like a monster mouth, hence the name "chametz monster."
We must put all our chametz in the chametz monster.
by Bed time April 14, 2010

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