According to the writer-producer Mark Boal “hurt locker” is a military slang that means “a bad and painful place.” He said during an interview that “EOD soldiers use it as a form of poetic understatement: If an improvised explosive device, or IED, goes off while you're trying to disarm it, the ‘hurt locker’ is likely to mean a white box draped in a flag and shipped home with full military honors.”
He won't go back home, but the hurt locker.
by Manobi March 25, 2010
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noun. a period of immense, inescapable physical or emotional pain
This recession has been a real hurt locker.

She did not forsee her actions as contributing to the hurt locker she would soon be in.

"That last track meet- Man, what a hurt locker!"
by Justiferous August 30, 2009
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noun. A figurative place where someone is said to be or will be, if they are getting or expect to be getting hurt or beaten.
With that team, you are entering a rather large hurt locker.

You are all headed for the hurt locker.

Just sit back and relax, you're in my hurt locker now.
by DG April 25, 2003
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One of the frontrunners for Best Picture in Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony is Kathryn Bigelow's tense depiction of a U.S. bomb squad unit in Iraq, The Hurt Locker. The movie's official website says of the title, "In Iraq, it is soldier vernacular to speak of explosions as sending you to 'the hurt locker."
In fact, like so much American military slang, hurt locker (along with related hurt expressions) dates back to the Vietnam War.
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"In Iraq, it is soldier vernacular to speak of explosions as sending you to 'the hurt locker."
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A place where you might find yourself after a long night of consuming alcoholic beverages.

" Man I woke up this morning at some random chicks house, my head pounding, and a vauge recollection of what the hell happened last night...needless to say I'm hating it in the hurt locker."
by E-ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! November 16, 2005
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the designated person within a group of male friends who is given the important taste of taking (disarming) the grenade within a group of female friends
"Billy you are going to have to hurt locker the fat one."
"Hurt locker, there are 4 of us and only 3 of the 4 girls are hot, you're on duty tonight."
by The Real Hurt locker August 25, 2011
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When you are severely hungover from a night of heavy drinking and are forced to confine yourself to your room for nearly the entire day.

'Hurt' is in reference to suffering or struggling from excessive drinking and 'locker' is in reference to being confined in a small, dark place to escape reality.
"Dude, why I haven't heard from Chris all day?" "Oh it's best you just let him be man, he's in the hurt locker right now. He'll hit you back tomorrow I'm sure."

"Come on man, come out and drink with us for the game tonight!" "Nah if I do that then I'll end up calling out of work and putting myself in the hurt locker. I have a big meeting tomorrow so I have to avoid that at all costs."
by CK12 August 30, 2013
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