Anything that impedes or otherwise interferes with a process going forward.
"Militarily, that inquest was a booger in the nose of progress."
"As far as human rights are concerned, this political infighting is a booger in the nose of progress."
plural of 'nuculus': what nucular weapons are made from--nuculi of radioactive atoms (in the Bush Pentagon, anyways)
"All's we gotta dew t' wipe out world terrorism is go an' mash up some nuculi over Eye-raq an' Eye-ran." (Dumya)
anything that impedes positive social or organizational evolution; a hindrance to social progress
the constant infighting over America's alleged role as world policeman is a booger in the nose of progress
getting bogged down in logistics and semantic quibbles instead of seeking true consensus is a booger in the nose of progress; can't we just lay our differences aside and find common ground in our shared interests?
we all live on one fragile planet: this quibbling about economics while our world dies is a booger in the nose of progress!
v.i. to wait around; to loiter; esp. to wait to do something until someone else has completed a prerequisite task (from the "beach ball" icon displayed when Microsoft Windows applications are loading: one cannot perform any task until the relevant data have been processed).
Girl: "Have you ordered yet?"
Boy: "No, we're still beachballing 'til the waiter gets here."
Thing One: Did you get my text?
Thing Two: No, my phone's still beachballing.
affected by a multitude of laws; so legally saturated that social movement becomes nearly impossible
California is quickly becoming the most populous state in the USA, and the most lawbound.
one who scampers, usually while in possession of some trinket s/he has light-fingered from a store display, usually out of the store.
Store Detective: "Judging by your cheesy outfit, I had you pegged as a scamperer from the moment you walked in!"
Scamperer (clutching a solid-sterling-silver letter trivet): "Are youse kiddin', Boss? I wuz gonna buy dis!"
literally, a person who bites his/her fart bubbles in the bathtub; figuratively, one who engages in meaningless pursuits; one who seeks questionable gratification thereby; one who can't get enough of his/her own products (e.g., writings, videos, comments, opinions, recordings, etc.) and/or laughs at his/her own jokes.
Sheez, Dan, you're such a gzorp! Your joke fell flat because it was lame--did you even notice that no one else was laughing? Of course not! You were laughing too hard yourself!