A graduate student dedicating his life to study a subject he is very passionate about until he starts hating his life, himself, everyone, everything, and the subject itself.
A: What do you do for a living?
B: I'm a graduate student doing research on the chemical composition of the early-type galaxy.
A: Cool! You must have no life!
B: Exactly!
by Miladiouss October 19, 2018
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Partaking of online porn, esp. under dubious legal circumstances, or in a public setting
When the old rock n' roll musician's computer drive was discovered to contain kiddie pix he explained that he had been doing research.

After I told the librarian on call the security guard rousted that homeless guy from one of the far carrells, he was doing research
by Alf C. Kinsey June 12, 2012
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Quotidian response spouted by conspiracy theorists when they are unable to provide a reliable source to back up their delusional and uncorroborated claims.
Tin foil wearer: Covid is a hoax
Smart person: Care to provide me with sources; I'd like to know further details about your claim.
Tin foil wearer: Go do your research, I'm not doing it for you.
by Delta+ April 28, 2021
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An aphorism intended to be used by any intellectual to tell someone to get to know their subject better before spreading outright BS.

Unfortunately, the phrase has more often than not been abused by internet trolls, zealots and narcissists as a hilariously hypocritical thought-terminating cliché. If used by trolls, they will go even further and link the same exact sources that you would have used against them, thereby deliberately angering you even more.

This phrase can also be used satirically, facetiously or sarcastically. In this case that is totally fine.
▼Correct/Benevolent usage▼
John: Eyy bro! Glad we could meet up at the mall. Wait, where's your mask?

Robbie: Eh I forgot it at home, but I figured I wouldn't get covid anyway cause I got the vaccine. Besides there's not many people here.
John: Bro wtf? Do you not know what the masks are really for? Please do your research man.

▼Incorrect/Malevolent Usage▼
Troll: I can't wait till that new Xperia phone comes out! I love that they are using a 144hz display.
User 1: Are you joking? It states everywhere that the display is 120hz, not 144hz.
Troll: Do your research bud. Clearly you must be trolling.
User 1: I did and you are wrong. Trolling?? LMFAO hypocrite.
Troll: *sends a link to Sony's website which blatantly states that the display is 120hz* Here's your proof bud, it says 144hz. How does it feel to be wrong?
User 2: Ugh somebody report this troll please.

▼Satirical/Facetious/Sarcastic Usage▼
Friend 1: Probably the most stupid vine I ever saw was that kid who kept saying 9+10=21.
Friend 2: What?! Are you telling me you don't know that 9+10=21?? Do your research girl! Haha.
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Quotidian response spouted by conspiracy theorists when they are unable to provide a reliable source to back up their delusional and uncorroborated claims.
Tin foil wearer: Covid is a hoax
Smart person: Care to provide me with sources; I'd like to know further details about your claim.
Tin foil wearer: Go do your research, I'm not doing it for you.
by Delta+ April 28, 2021
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When a girl/guy sees a guy/girl that they think is attractive and would like to know more about. They proceed to find out the person's name and look them up on myspace, facebook, google and other popular internet stops to find out more about them.

Girl 1: Oh girl, do you see that guy he looks good!
Girl 2: Better go do your research!
by Emmef Mec January 12, 2009
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A phrase meaning "Google until you find something that agrees with you". Typically used to pretend the person saying it is somehow smarter than all of the experts.
I don't believe in government vaccines, COVID is the flu, and masks don't work! Do your own research!
by BaronCoop July 29, 2021
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