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1. To be done, finshed or over.
v. "Stick a fork in me"

In reference to a piece of meat or sausage, whereby one sticks a fork in it to test if it is properly cooked.
"I'm done. Stick a fork in me. It's been grand!" - Christian Slater, Pump Up The Volume, 1990
by Archon March 21, 2004
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Lying flat refers to a defeatist lifestyle in Chin, where people stop working, desiring material acquisition, and tap out of any social life – sometimes for good. By lying flat, young people are participating in a kind of non-cooperation movement, rather than surrendering themselves to China's oppressive work culture where they see little hope of social mobility.
I’m not going to try to get a better job so I can afford to start a family, I’m just lying flat.
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1) A state of completion.

2) To be completely destroyed or defeated.
Stick a fork in it, it's done.

Stick a fork in him, he's done.
by eugene February 07, 2004
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Indicating a losing or lost cause, with origins in the cooking practice of sticking a fork in meat to determine when done. Also "put a fork in me," "stick a fork in you."
β€œLet me explain, you're 25 now and will likely stay pretty hot for the next 5 years, but less so each year. Then the fade begins in earnest. By 35 stick a fork in it!”
by sensitivitytothings May 04, 2008
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Meaning that something is definitively finished such that whatever it is doing (or being done to it) should or can be stopped, or considered to be done.

From grilling -- not to test whether something is done, b/c that wouldn't make any sense, given what the phrase means. Instead, to stick a fork in the piece of sufficiently-grilled-meat so as to take it off the grill. Connotations of definitive doneness enhanced by sub-conscious notion that the piece of meat is not only completely cooked, it is no longer reasonably conceived of as part of a living animal, and thus can be stabbed with impunity.
Now that Iraq has descended into chaos, you can stick a fork into Bush's re-election chances.
by romberjo July 31, 2004
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Exhausted, used up, finished. From meat that is fully cooked and ready to be handled with a fork.
That board is toast-stick a fork in it
by numerator May 02, 2005
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