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A term used to describe an instance where a man will attempt to explain something to a woman as if they're talking to a young child. In many cases, what the man is trying to explain is something which the woman already understands... or at least, has a better understanding of than the person who believes it is his duty to school her.
Fiona: Just the other day my boyfriend tried to explain to me the right way to cook and prepare dinner.
Jessica: But... you're a chef!
Fiona: I know, but that didn't matter to him. I had to listen to him mansplaining to me the right way to do it. From a guy who only knows how to nuke ready meals in the microwave.
by WatcherMark January 4, 2019
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Used to describe a situation where someone will get out of bed in the middle of the night (despite the title, any time between bedtime and sunrise would be considered 'midnight' in this case) in order to have a quick bite to eat. This could be for any reason; the person may be hungry, or not tired, or just really craving a specific item of food. The snack is usually followed with the person immediately returning to bed.
Bill: You ok man?
Dave: Yeah, just couldn't get to sleep last night. I was really hungry for some reason.
Bill: What did you do?
Dave: Went downstairs, had a midnight snack and went back to bed. Felt better and got to sleep.
by WatcherMark May 24, 2019
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A phenomenon that occurred over the majority of 2020 where people have grown beards during their time in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic (either because they wanted to try a new look, couldn't be bothered to shave or a combination of the two).
"I haven't done much during the last few months, just grew a lockdown beard and that's about it.
by WatcherMark November 4, 2020
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A stock phrase signed by high school students in a yearbook of a classmate they have no previous memory of ever encountering.

Mentioned during the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the episode 'Out of Mind, Out of Sight', when a student of Sunnydale High who had turned invisible was revealed to have a yearbook filled with the generic sentiment.
Harmony: That girl just gave me her yearbook to sign but I have no clue who she is!
Cordelia: Just write "Have a nice summer" in it and hand it back.
by WatcherMark July 17, 2019
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The idea that an inanimate object can someone provide you with exactly what you need at exactly the right time.

The term comes from the popular Japanese anime/toy advert Yu-Gi-Oh, which centres around a card game played by the titular hero. Often when playing, Yu-Gi-Oh will call on the Heart of the Cards to provide him with the precise card(s) he needs to win the game, which it somehow usually does.
Doug: (thinks during a poker game) I have three queens and a jack. If I believe in the Heart of the Cards, the deck will provide me with the jack I need.
(Doug pulls a two)
Doug: DAMMIT
by WatcherMark September 19, 2019
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When a person (the 'Hooker') starts stringing along someone who they know is romantically interested in them, turning them down while still leaving a small possibility of a relationship (with excuses such as "It's a bad time at the moment"). In reality however the Hooker is really waiting for someone more desirable to become available (with the person on the receiving end being the 'Hookee'). The Hooker may also use the Hookee to enjoy some of the benefits of a relationship (such as paying for nights out).
Dave: So, did you ask Jen out?

Marty: Yes, she said she really likes me but isn't looking to date 'at the moment'.

Dave: Aw man, she's got you hooked!
by WatcherMark April 20, 2012
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A word used to describe when someone sets a standard/limit on what someone must do to call themselves a 'true fan' of something/someone.
Joe: So what TV shows do you like?
Erin: Well, I'm a huge fan of Doctor Who. I also...
Joe: Doctor Who? I LOVE that show. When did you start watching.
Erin: Back in 2005 when the show was restarted.
Joe: Ah, you see, I was watching the classic series long before then. You can't really call yourself a true fan.

Erin: But I have a ton of the merchandise, and I've met David Tennant...
Joe: Oh, you're a fan definitely but not a proper fan. We've been there since long before the BBC revived the show.
Ted: Dude, stop gatekeeping the show. A fan is a fan. You don't need to set a standard.
by WatcherMark October 27, 2018
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