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This is a Darwinian greenhouse. Please rate each verbotomy. Click on the "Up" arrow if you liked it. Click on the "Down" arrow if you didn't. To see the top verboticisms for each definition, visit the archives on the Verbotomy Blog.

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Help! Get this thing off of me!

DEFINITION: v. To return to the gym in order to get back in shape, only to over-do-it and injure yourself. n. An injury which is the result of an overly ambitious exercise program.

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I just asked the boss if she'd date me...

DEFINITION: v. To make a mistake where the benefits exceed the costs of the screw-up. n. An excellent mistake, which despite its stupidity, produces a positive outcome.

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It's time to find your inner cockroach

DEFINITION: n. A person who succeeds not because of their talents, but because they just won't quit. v. To firmly believe in your talents and never give up on your goals, despite the huge obstacles, snide comments, and repeated setbacks.

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There's no

DEFINITION: n. A team member who always shares the workload, but nevertheless tries to get exclusive credit for any work done. v. To temporarily suppress your own need for self-aggrandizement.

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I'm fast-tracking...

DEFINITION: v. To focus on your weaknesses, rather than your strengths. n. A person who is obsessed with their perceived deficiencies, and works hard to ensure that everyone else understands and appreciates their failings.

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Do you think I should stick to the plan?

DEFINITION: v. To stick to your plan even though you've realized it's dumb. n. A stupid plan, especially if it's a career plan suggested by parents, teachers or guidance counselors who want you to be something that you're not.

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You're melting my ice cream!

DEFINITION: n. A person who blames their neighbors, coworkers, and/or parents for anything and everything that is wrong in the world. v. To lay blame on someone for something which is obviously beyond their control and influence.

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Don't tell me your trying to sneak out early?

DEFINITION: n. A type of frustration created by a manager who never notices when you work late, but always nags you for leaving early whenever you leave on time. v. To carefully monitor your subordinates to ensure that they never leave work a minute early.

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