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Refers to college freshman who have never tried Fireball foolishly thinking that they can have more than is actually safe despite the warnings of well-meaning upperclassmen.

Reference to the story of Icarus and Daedalus, in which Icarus, despite his father telling him not to fly close to the sun, does so anyway, thinking himself invincible. The wax holding his wings together melts, and he plummets to his doom.

In both tales, a very naïve person ends up near death on the floor.
"Oh my god dude is Trevor okay?"
"No man he didn't listen to me about the Fireball and now he's totally under the Icarus effect"
by murphette January 16, 2015
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