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A polite way of telling someone you haven't heard a word they said. Commonly used on long conference calls, when the speaker is monotonous, boring, or couldn't make a point of one were drawn for them.
Joe: "Blah, blah corporate office blah, blah, leverage proactively blah, blah human capital and grade-A synergy, blah, blah. Do you agree, Jim?"

Jim: "I'm sorry, Joe, I was multitasking, can you repeat that?"
by workinglate March 9, 2005
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the destruction of self and team through your own careless, stupid, and often illegal activities. In other words, squandering the sum of the parts. Nickname given to the NBA's Portland Trailblazers for obvious reasons.
Fan 1: "I can't believe the Blazers lost again."
Fan 2: "Hard to win when half your team is facing drug charges and the other half just doesn't give a crap."
Fan 1: "well, I suppose they don't call them the jailblzers for nothin'"

Student 1: "dude, got some weed in my locker - let's go"
Student 2: "hey jailblazer, we got our team presentation in 2 hours!"

Monica: "do you need some intern services?"
Bill: "I'm so glad you asked, that way I won't get accused of forcing myself on you, like Paula, Kathleen, and Juanita."
Monica: "why, you little jailblazer..."
by workinglate March 2, 2006
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refers to the degree to which someone will stand up for them self or what one is responsible for, or, the degree to which one will go to get the job done. At work, having stones can be career-limiting if the company you work for values yes men instead of people that can actually get something done right. On film or TV, action heroes typically have major stones. However, you can have stones but no brains, which can lead to disastrous consequences if your timing sucks.
Employee (with stones) to Boss (without stones): "Dude, grow some stones and push back on these stupid requests - they are just wasting my time! I can't get this code written in time, you idiot!"
Boss to Employee: "You're FIRED! But, uh, no, uh, wait, that might get me in trouble because you're the only one who knows how to do this job. Uh, what should I do?

Jack Bauer on Fox's 24 has some major stones to stop terrorist attacks pretty much all by himself. In real life, it takes all 170,000 employees of the Department of Homeland Security to thwart these attacks.

Husband to Wife at a mixer: "Go get me another Bud. Oh, and you need to pick up the pace on those back rubs – I could use one right now, woman, my lower back is killing me."
Wife: Stunned
Wife’s friend to Wife: “Your husband is a jerk. Sounds like it’s time for some more Exlax brownies for his lunch.”
Wife: “You got that right - he still thinks the last batch really was a mint chocolate brownie mix.”
by workinglate February 27, 2006
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The illiterate way to say "oriented." While technically a word, you sound like a moron when you say it.
Annoying used car huckster in Phoenix, heard recently on the radio: "We're customer orientated..."
by workinglate February 7, 2006
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The British version of Rudy. Participant on Britain's Got Talent that blew everyone away with his opera singing. Went from Joe Nobody mobile phone salesman to the next Pavarotti in about 3 weeks.
Player: "Nice game, right coach?"
Coach: "I agree, having 2 unassisted double plays and hitting 3 home runs in a single game is impressive, but don't kid yourself son, your no Paul Potts."
by workinglate June 21, 2007
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That nasty collection of plastic balls at the playgrounds of fast food restaurants across this great country of ours. Those balls aren't wet because it rained, it's because some kid peed in the play structure.
Child: “Mom, can I go play? I’m done with my happy meal.”
Mom: “Yes, just be sure to stay out of the urine balls.”
by workinglate May 11, 2005
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Attempting to follow up on previous email messages which have gone unanswered.
employee: "Jim isn't responding to my email requests to shut down the Hope Creek nuclear power plant before the East shore of New Jersey is a radioactive wasteland."
boss: "Well, remail him. Maybe he's just busy."
by workinglate April 14, 2005
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