Top definition
The weird mixture of surprise, resentment and anxiety you get when someone mentions having standards that are a lot higher than your own.
“I’m not exactly a great student,” John said.

“Neither am I,” Steven replied. “I feel really average — my GPA is only 3.48!”

John, whose GPA was 2.1, had a standard shock. He didn’t want Steven to think he was a dumbass, and so changed the subject of the conversation.

“How much do you bench?” Andrew asked Ryan.

“Hmm, not much at all. 220 pounds,” Ryan said.

Andrew, who could only lift 160 at best, had a standard shock.

“Yeah, I’m getting there but at the moment I can just do 210,” he replied.
by Brickdictionary118 May 16, 2015
Get the mug
Get a Standard shock mug for your barber Yasemin.