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When you absolutely must get rid of something immediately.
Soon after bringing in the day's mail and realizing that Donald Trump was on the cover of the latest issue of People Magazine sitting on her kitchen counter, Charlene had to put her knitting down and find the nearest incinerator. It was a real purgency.
by East Coast Word Wizard October 18, 2018
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The act of seeming concerned and willing to act on a problem when the boss or an authority figure is standing right there, but going back to not caring or point the finger at someone else once the boss leaves.
SHANE commiting purgency: I don't know how this happened, but I will get right on this and make sure it is perfect for the customer.

later, after the boss leaves...

SHANE: Screw this I didn't mess this up! Chris and Joe can fix it.
by hsilived October 21, 2010
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