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The act of commanding a result with no appreciation for the effort required to attain said result while ignoring any complexity of the presupposed problem(s). Often represented in political and societal power hierarchies as a tool of those with greater authority either to further personal gain or create the necessary conditions for scapegoating.

"Fix It All Today!" is a handy acronym.
Today the CEO sent a memo out declaring that we need to fix our data, as if the seas part by the will of her executive fiat.
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by dataguy May 23, 2018
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Derived from "Squillionaire," "squill" is a dereogatory term for anyone who accumulates, flaunts, hoardes, or otherwise posseses wealth beyond reason.
Uugh, look at that squill parking his Lambo in the bike lane.

This fucking squill bought herself a Gucci handbag last week and gave $5 to my GoFundMe for insulin.

My landlord raised the rent again but they still wont fix the leaky roof. What a squill!
by Carnegie Freeman May 23, 2019
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Largest Italian car manufacturer.
Fiat group as of today FULLY owns most other Italian car brands, such as Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Maserati and most notably Ferrari. Fiat managed to acquire the most prestigious automotive brands by producing cheap cars that break often.
by Andriy Shevchenko October 02, 2004
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Italys largest car producer, which makes cheap, economic cars for people who don't mind if their car gets keyed or is even in an accident. The crude engine will carry on regardless. Makes around a thousand a day in comparison to Ferrari's 0-13 per day.
Fiat makes panda's and punto's.
by Gumba Gumba April 13, 2004
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FIAT is Italy's largest automobile manufacturer. The acronym stands for "Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino" which means in English "Italian Car Manufacturer of Torino", Torino/Turin being the Italian city of headquarters. Fiat earned a poor quality reputation in the 1970s due mostly to build quality problems resulting from Italian labor union disputes as well as cheap Russian steel used at the time which rusted easily. Modern Fiats are actually pretty respectable thanks to modernization of materials and manufacturing processes, unfortunately most Americans still think of the old phrase "Fix It Again Tony" because Fiat has not sold cars in North America since 1982 and therefore that is the last Fiat anyone there has usually seen. Even the older Fiats are not as bad as their reputation in many cases, they have often earned undue criticism thanks to owners and mechanics who in the 70s had little experience working on "strange little foreen cars" as all they had ever touched were big American engines. As a result of poor maintenance Fiat's reputation was worsened even further. Fiat makes an array of fun, interesting and innovative cars under the brands FIAT, LANCIA, ALFA ROMEO and MASERATI. Fiat also owns controlling interest in Ferrari.
"FIAT = FUN, ITALIAN and TOPLESS" - A convertible Fiat owner
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Italian automotive manufacturer from Turin. Now stands alone in the Italian automotive industry, helping companies like Alfa Romeo and Lancia keep going by buying them up when on the brink of collapsing, forming what is now called the Fiat Group.
Fiat's car have traditionally had a reputation for being problematic, especially electricals. This in part is because as a nation, Italy was very poor after World War 2, and the public couldn't afford high quality cars, so quality control was almost non-existant.
The Panda in the 80s was a very popular little runaround, and was the real definition of a city car with its ultra low running costs.
After many years of constant jokes against the all round quality, as of mid 2000's, motoring experts are starting to warm more towards Fiat's cars. Now Fiat hopes to convince the public.
Driving a 1970's Fiat 128 is a fun game, because you cannot possibly predict what will go wrong next. The wipers could pack up, the engine could die or a panel might come loose.
by avfc_08 October 21, 2008
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