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Not thinking about any problems today figuring you can deal with them tomorrow, like Scarlett O'Hara did in "Gone With The Wind." "I can't think about that today, I'll think about it tomorrow." Perfect cure to whatever ails you.
Kiley: Look at all this mail you haven't opened. There must be stuff here from last Christmas.

Tara: Oh, that silly ol' mail? Toss that into the fire. I can't be bothered with that today, I'll think about it tomorrow.

Kiley: You cannot be serious! You have got a serious case of Scarlett Syndrome. Get up off your ass and deal with this pile of mail. NOW!
by alex02116 April 21, 2009
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An eating habit based on an incident in Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind when Scarlett O'Hara is invited to the Wilkes BBQ but eats from a tray in her bedroom before going out. Scarlett habitually eats in private before going out in public so that others will believe she is feminine and graceful due to her small appetite. Mammy says that girls who do not eat before going out will "gobble like a hog" and put off potential beaux. At the BBQ, Scarlett only nibbles on a biscuit to the delight of the many men surrounding her, who see her lack of appetite as dainty and feminine.

Fear and avoidance of eating in public due to the connection of small appetite and attractiveness and large appetite and unattractiveness (for women).
-- "She always orders a salad then picks off my plate!"
-- "That's her Scarlett Syndrome. She's doesn't want to order a big plate herself and look like a pig."
by Victorian Pie August 05, 2016
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