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A difficult situation. Specifically, circumstances that require a great deal of finesse to come out of unscathed. Physically, this term references the inherent difficulty of solving Oriental puzzle boxes, but this instance the phrase is used in reference to uncomfortable social situations.
My brother's been crashing at my house for the last four months. He's really been wrecking the place, no matter how many times I talk to him about it. If it was anybody else, I wouldn't hesitate on telling him to get out, but he's family and I don't want to be a dick. I'm really stuck in a trick box.
by adorei January 26, 2011
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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 ā€“ 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.
Iā€™m not going to try to get a better job so I can afford to start a family, Iā€™m just lying flat.
by Freeo11 June 04, 2021
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