From the satirical Saturday Night Live sketch featuring Will Ferrell, now used as a way to tell someone when something they did was good, but just not quite right. The phrase "more cowbell" works to express this mild dissatisfaction in a variety of settings.
At a steakhouse "how was your meal?" It was ok, but could have used just a little more cowbell.

"Eh, that ,movie wasn't bad. But really could have used some more cowbell."

"That was a good blowjob honey, but really could have used some more cowbell"
by Ralph Malloy August 09, 2010
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Generally speaking, when it becomes apparent that either a person or group of people need to step up their game.
If we're going to kick the crap out of those guys in HR at this year's softball tournament, we're gonna need more cowbell!
by Pants Vader November 27, 2007
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An adaptation on the popular phrase used by a facebook user group whose purpose is the encouragement of facebook content and humor revolving around the satirical cowbell metaphor made popular in a Saturday Night Live skit. The SNL classic mocks Blue Oyster Cult members (played by Will Farrell, Chris Kattan, Horatio Sands and Jimmy Fallon) in the recording studio where they are laying down "Don't Fear The Reaper" with record producer, Bruce Dickenson (played by guest host, Christopher Walken) who advises the fellas that they are going to want that cowbell in their sound and the track could use a little more cowbell to an already "cowbell prevalent" song.

A (subliminal) tool used to politely suggest to your long lost pal to add some content to their facebook profile.

The classic request for more facebook content.

A facebook classic.
Glad to see you on facebook, here is a link to my favorite user group where you can find more cowbell.

This group was made for you because you could use more cowbell.

About your profile, more cowbell!
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1. The thing that puts babies into gold plated diapers.
2. The only way to become the cock of the walk, baby
I'll be honest.. fellas, it was sounding great. But.. I could've used a little more cowbell. So.. let's take it again.. and, Gene, really explore the studio space this time. I mean, really.. explore the space. I like what I'm hearing.
by snuffythewonderhorse May 09, 2005
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How you could tell when Sir Thomas More was coming.
After being beheaded in 1535 there was no way to hold up the More Cowbell.
by Leinad Negyag February 02, 2005
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I think this means that when there is a team effort and everyone but you sees the absurdity of your ideas and the intransigence of your position; yet, you keep banging away at the idea LOUDER and LONGER as the right solution! This is the distilled essence of more cowbell!
"You know, I think we need more cowbell", I compare this to four people in a room working towards a goal and three of them think you are an idiot...chances are you are an idiot!
by CPT. Dave Drago September 23, 2006
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