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The device in a Television Show or Movie which keeps the plot rolling, generally a character or situation.
The MacGuffin of 24's third season was the threat of a nuclear holocaust.
by SoylentGreg July 17, 2005
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Phrase meaning that a deceased cannot rest in peace until society changes due to the circumstances of a death.
People said rest in power for the unarmed man had been shot by the police.
by FooBarBiz October 12, 2017
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An object of high value that everyone wants. Originally the term "MacGuffin" with the same meaning, used in literary plots.
Random person: "I love your car!"
Me: "I know, isn't it just a maguffin?"
by Leb January 31, 2004
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