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The male counterpart of lingerie, any article of men's underwear or loungewear which is somehow fancier or deliberately sexier than strictly necessary for basic, utilitarian undergarments.
I was surprised by just how much the ladies seem to love my mangerie, like that sheer-pouched thong, this silk robe, and especially my French-back yoke-front drawers, which are the only skivvies I've ever had literally ripped from my body by an exceedingly aroused woman -- which in retrospect was well worth the $25 it cost me to replace them!
by Monseignore Laszlo September 4, 2006
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A small item of everyday personal luggage, similar in size to a woman's purse except intended for use by a man, smaller than a briefcase or attache, carried by hand or by a shoulder strap (not belted nor belt-looped), and typically distinguishable from a woman's purse by having a tall, narrow, rectangular form-factor, rather than the short and wide shapes more typical of most women's purses.
"Let me gift-wrap this man-purse for you to present to that special gentleman, ma'am, since obviously a respectable woman like yourself wouldn't purchase such a masculine item for herself." (-paraphrased actual remark of a female shopkeeper in Amsterdam to an American shopper buying a tall, narrow purse)
by Monseignore Laszlo September 4, 2006
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Your boss' boss, or the next-higher manager/executive above the highest-level management on site.
Man, our shop's metaboss is such a seagull manager, hope he doesn't stick around long this time.

The metaboss wants our manager to fly out to Albuquerque for some week-long seminar.

Man, we SO lucked out to get a metaboss this time who isn't such a power tool.
by Monseignore Laszlo August 6, 2010
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The converse of an anti-hero (i.e., a protagonist who isn't purely good or heroic), an anti-villain is an antagonist who isn't purely evil nor entirely unsympathetic -- a character who doesn't seem to deserve being cast as the villain, perhaps cast arbitrarily as the villain because they are not the focus of the story but merely present a foil to the central figure, who may be an antihero protagonist. Cf. scapegoat.
Magneto was an anti-villain because, while the X-Men were the protagonists who fought to defeat him and prevailed in the end, we can still respect and appreciate him for his motives and principles, however ill-considered his ruthless methods.
by Monseignore Laszlo July 23, 2006
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The converse of an anti-hero (i.e., a protagonist who isn't purely good or heroic), an anti-villain is an antagonist who isn't purely evil nor entirely unsympathetic -- a character who doesn't seem to deserve being cast as the villain, perhaps cast arbitrarily as the villain because they are not the focus of the story but merely present a foil to the central figure, who may be an antihero protagonist. Cf. scapegoat.
Magneto was an antivillain because, while the X-Men were the protagonists who fought to defeat him and prevailed in the end, we can still respect and appreciate him for his motives and principles, however ill-considered his ruthless methods.
by Monseignore Laszlo August 31, 2006
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The negative of a "ta-da!" but with all the same self-impressed enthusiasm, for sleights of hand or mind which slyly accomplish nothing of the sort they seemed to at first -- i.e., a "ta-da!" combined with a "naaah."
From Reddit.com (7gwbw):

voltron013: From Hawaii you can see China.
7oby: but Japan is in the way?
GeoAtreides: No, Japan is hidden by earth's curvature, so he can see China. Ta-na!
by Monseignore Laszlo December 3, 2008
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A particular variety of tool who holds or seeks positions of power just for the sake of holding power itself, frequently found in politics and corporate upper management or executive positions.
The more I hear about that guy running for Senate, the more he looks like a power tool who's only in it for status and influence.

Our new metaboss is such a power tool; I hope he keeps climbing the ladder just so we won't have to deal with him for long.
by Monseignore Laszlo August 6, 2010
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