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Someone who is not good enough, up to par, achieves satisfactory expectations. Someone who would be the best at what they do if only they are given the chance, which they never do.
Friend 1: Hey! What happened to Cindy? I heard she went home.

Friend 2: Yea, she was only an alternate so they had better people in line before her. So she didn't get the position she wanted and was turned away.
by Bleebleeblue April 05, 2016
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A stupid person; it refers to the lack of surface area on an individual's brain. The general thought is that the more surface area (wrinkles, creases, etc.) a brain has, the smarter the person is. Conversely, a person with a smooth brain (no wrinkles) has less surface area and would therefore be stupid.
That fucking smooth brain put his shirt on backwards again...

That smooth brain is dumber than a pile of shit.
by Tip Tank May 14, 2011
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Someone who isn't very good at playing World Of Warcracf & keeps getting his ass kicked.
Oh damn. I just did an 'Alternate'.
by Beav March 25, 2005
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The act of beginning with a true fact and then, through sleight of mouth, transforming and converting it to BECOME an alternate fact. aka The "Con-Way" or "Conwafying"
Bob's voice was usually heard as truthful, but, if required, he could alter-nate with the best politicians and lawyers. Before you knew it, he had alter-nated up a brand new story for your consideration.
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by You rReal Name August 16, 2020
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