to evacuate one's bowels (i.e. to take a shit ) esp. when one expects it will be particularly voluminous. (refers to the urban legend of alligators living in city sewers)
Sam: I need to go feed the alligators.
Cam: Huh?
Sam: You know, drop the kids off at the pool, kill a fish, give birth to a new politician?
Cam: take a shit?
Sam: Isn't that what I said?
by cyberpope67,BC,Canada August 12, 2008
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When one exposes themselves to fiction that stimulates our negative qualities (like horror fiction) so that they can work through them in a healthy and harmless environment as catharsis.
Serial killers and other murderers appeal to the impulse Stephen King calls "feeding the alligators," and Carl Jung called "integration of the shadow self," but it all means the same thing: that entertaining our own dark side can be therapeutic.
-- 8-Bit Philosophy
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