the reason why you lost your job, your 401k was wiped out, you don't have health care, your wife left you, and your dog died. there should be a country song about it.
why am i eating ramen noodles for dinner every day? the economy, man. the economy.
by bumbleclot January 30, 2009
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You can now effectively contribute to any conversation simply by adding "not in this economy" at the end.
"Lets fuck"

"Not in this economy"

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"Its gunna be a class act tonight girls"
"Not in this economy"
by bublygreenWonderbread June 05, 2009
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a preface or tag line used to mollify or quantify any ridiculous or unscrupulous action or statement
yeah i shoplifted some gum earlier today, but you know In This Economy...

In This Economy...who bothers to shower anyway.
by Chucky G March 12, 2009
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The pre-cursor to a bad decision or proposition, usually as an excuse.
Ex 1. "In this economy, it's okay to not shower for six days."

Ex 2. "In this economy, it's necessary to limit a few of the extra rights of the people."
by Johnnytherockhammer October 18, 2011
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A multi-function excuse usable for absolutely anything.
Uggo: Do you want to go get some dinner on Friday night?
You: Not with this economy.
Uggo: I'll pay.
You: Crap.
by Minbargen June 09, 2009
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Something lazy retards (such as myself) use as an excuse to not get shit done.
Jim: You know, I WANNA get a job but no one's hiring right now. It's the economy bro.

Rick: No it isn't, you're just a lazy shithead with nothing going for you

Jim: ;(
by GMD88 February 27, 2011
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1. Oh economy! I forgot to grab my phone!
2. This blueberry bagel tastes like economy.
3. Goddamn neighbors keep leaving dog economy on my front lawn!
by Lorelai Parker November 04, 2009
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