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Where a person, usually of lesser statue, bluntly informs a superior how to do their job or perform better.

This is often in an outburst, known to all around them, but no one wants to say it.

Named after the essay/paper written by Tom Crusie's character in the film 'Jerry Maguire'.
Dave: How did the big meeting go?
Mike: Pretty bad dude - I might not have a job on Monday!
Dave: WTF happened?
Mike: I had a complete Maguire Moment... the VP Of Sales wanted us to stay behind again this weekend, to brainstorm. Well I just lost it and yell out the three simple things that the Sales team had to do to increase performance.
Dave: What happened?
Mike: I got a few winks from some of my workmates - I didn't say anything that they didn't already know - but I think the VP is pissed, so say the least.
by BuckoNZ February 27, 2010
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The bird or birds that are cherping outside of your bedroom window in the early hours of the morning. They are often more active when you are hungover or feeling particularly unwell, making the experience worse.
Todd: Damn, you look terrible dude?
Glenn: God damn Satan's Starlings woke me up at 5:00am this morning... little bastards!
by BuckoNZ November 23, 2009
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The phase to "refloat my kidney", originally from the UK, means to start drinking, usually after an unusually long period of sobriety.
Dave: You keen to go to the bar after work?
Mike: No, but you sound pretty keen!
Dave: I'm dying to refloat my kidney - I haven't had a beer in a couple of weeks.
by BuckoNZ August 24, 2009
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This term is usually used when someone had just heard some good - often unexpected - news.
Dave: Guess what?
Mike: What?
Dave: When I went to get us tickets to the 'Stones gig, the girl at the ticket booth was an ex girlfriend of mine in college!
Mike: So? Big deal!
Dave: She gave us 'Platinum' grade seats and we only paid for 'Silver'! How do you like that!
Mike: That's excellent! My nipples are hard, dude!
by BuckoNZ February 27, 2010
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Nightmare On Wall Street is used to signify the date, which commenced the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. It is generally accepted as being 15th September, 2008.

On this date, 'Lehman Brothers' filed for bankruptcy and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ("the Dow") lost in excess of 504 points.
Dave: Hey man, do you know what you were doing, during the Nightmare On Wall Street?

Mike: Yeah, I was studying for exams. That was one crazy Monday!
by BuckoNZ January 18, 2012
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The Schwarzenegger Effect is used to describe a situation whereby someone wins an award or is selected for preferment, based on reputation and not by results.

The background to this phrase is based on the generally accepted opinion that Arnold Schwarzenegger won his 6th Mr. Olympia title on his reputation and not because he deserved to win.
Bob: Man, you had a tight car stereo installation! Well done in taking 2nd place in the 'Auto Sound Off' contest!
Dave: Thanks man, but I really thought our team should have won and not Mike!
Bob: That's the Schwarzenegger Effect dude - you know Mike is the man around these parts!
by BuckoNZ November 04, 2008
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Although this term is usually associated with the Irish slang for a lie (or similar), it also has it's own meaning in the drug world.

Sham was also the term used for marijuana, dipped in embalming fluid. The resulting product gave a hallucinogenic effect as in addition to those more commonly associated with "grass".

This product was common in the late 70's and early 80's before the rise of crack cocaine.
Mike: "Hey man, I saw this doco on the TV the other night about gangs in the 1980's..."
Dave: "Yeah, so?"
Mike: "The gang bangers used to sell and smoke sham. That's grass dipped in embalming fluid!"
Dave: "True!?"
by BuckoNZ January 05, 2009
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