36 definitions by polo

1) any beverage, most often one which is or contains alcohol.
2) "in the drink" - referring to something that is over and done with.
(from the golf term, a small body of water on the course where the ball will sometimes fall into).
one more year in the drink...so let's have one more drink, shall we?
by polo January 1, 2005
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a means to an end, or an opportunity that can lead to "bigger and better" things
"she told me that even though she loves the company she works at, she hates the job she's at, but it's a stepping stone for something more lucrative."
by polo March 26, 2007
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someone that's practically OCD when it comes to cleaning (their house or wherever they happen to be).
vaccuuming your house five times a day and making your guess put on slippers at the front door when they come in.
by polo July 26, 2004
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someone who develops (generally inadvertently) a set pattern of doing the same thing(s) during a certain time period of the day, week etc.

the opposite of someone who is spontaneous or has the ability to exhibit spontaneity.
"My father tended to be a creature of habit, especially during the weekend. For example, every Saturday morning, for as far back as I can remember, he would walk to the corner store, fetch the paper and read it at the breakfast table for approximately two hours. And every Sunday afternoon, without fail, he would take a drive out into the country, rain or shine."
by polo January 27, 2008
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a novelty that captures the attention of the general public for a relatively brief period, until either people lose interest in it, or the next "big thing" comes along.

also, an infatuation or a temporary but intense emotional attachment toward an individual.
Just as the hoola hoop of the late 1950s, so too did the Rubiks Cube prove to be a passing fancy after it was introduced in the early 1980s.

I suppose Sue's brief relationship with Tim was just a passing fancy for her, as she's since returned to her husband.
by polo May 22, 2007
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in a very significant or far-reaching manner; of great magnitude and effectiveness
"Never mind the Stratford Festival, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, or the Montreal Symphony!
Hockey Night in Canada was Canadian culture writ large."

- excerpt from the Pierre Berton book "1967"
by polo June 21, 2007
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an assignment or task which is difficult or seems impossible to accomplish.
completing that paper and submitting it on time proved to be a tall order, since I only had less than a week to do it...that's the last time I leave anything until the last minute!
by polo May 1, 2007
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