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n. person who is perceived as useless, stupid, or given more credit than he/she deserves -- usually a person in higher income or social prominence. See also, blowhard.

Entymology/usage: To call someone a "stuffed shirt" is of course, derogetory. The shirt is given more credit than the person wearing (or stuffing) it by the person wielding this insult. It is used widely in describing politicians or a loud-mouthed employer.
Everything was running fine in the office before the stuffed shirts from the consulting firm made useless changes that did nothing but create more work.
by Marc February 27, 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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A wealthy, self-important, overly formal type; a fellow with a stick up his arse. A pompous ass.
"Have your heard? Cholmondely is in love with a horse!"
"Do tell! Is it a mare or a stallion?"
"Oh, a mare, of course. Nothing queer about Cholmondely!"
by octopod February 24, 2004
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1. A pompous jerk.
2. A politician.
"That stuffed shirt thinks his by-products smell like roses when in fact they do not."
by Renee February 25, 2004
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Outdated UK English slang for over-conventional and maybe pompous/old fashioned man
More modern equivalent = old fart.
He's a real stuffed shirt
by DJ February 25, 2004
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one who exudes the art of being completely anal retentive and overly organized; paying close attention to detail to the point of being painfully uptight.
Jordan's revenue figures for March were presented in typical stuffed shirt fashion; complete with a color coded chart. Yellow is projected, green is actual red indicates the project had been completed.

Jordan Gilbert is a stuffed shirt.
by mdg76 March 19, 2007
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A well turned out gentleman with the brains of a rocking-horse.
Although Hayden gave the impression of being a sophisticated man about town, he was in fact a complete stuffed shirt.
by Lee Farmie October 15, 2004
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