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An explanation or excuse for someone of Irish descent who screws up.
The Northern Bank robbery, widely suspected to be the work of the Provisional IRA. They stole for too much money and had to dump half of it on the street before their getaway. Why? The Paddy Factor.
by Slipster December 01, 2006
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True of COVID-19 sufferers and of George Floyd. The key phrase at this moment in American history.
"I can't breathe, said Floyd as he was being suffocated. "I can't breathe" thought more than 100,000 victims as they were dying of Covid. "I can't breathe" chanted countless Americans in the streets, protesting enduring police brutality.
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Irishman's excuse for doing something stupid; reason for unexplained, odd phenomenons in Ireland or of Irish nature.
Why did Diarmuid come over to the states and start a Chinese restaurant?
It's the paddy factor!
by plastic paddy April 15, 2005
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