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'I think this is a game of hide and seek.'

DEFINITION: n. A momentary feeling of relief mixed with lingering dread, which occurs when your boss marches past the piles of unfinished work on your desk. v. To sigh with relief after your boss marches past your desk

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Deskapism

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: desk ape isum

Sentence: the euphoria of deskapism evaporated when the vp's number lit up his intercom.

Etymology: desk, escapism

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Darn it, it's just too good. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 22:18:00

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Werkschmerz

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: work + shmerz

Sentence: I always get a sense of werkschmerz whenever the boss notices all the work I haven't been doing.

Etymology: From the German, n.: "I just can't take all this damned paperwork any more."

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Allayoffment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/lay/off/ment

Sentence: A wave of allayoffment passed over him as he narrowly escaped being asked to produce last week's revenue figures.

Etymology: allayment (relief) + lay off (as in being fired)

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Didntdoitism

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: did ent do it ism

Sentence: Because of his didntdoitism he hid in the bathroom most of the day.

Etymology: Didn't+do+it+ism

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Fachsie

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: fuhk - sahy

Sentence: Anna let out a fachsie upon seeing that his boss was out to get not Anna, but her evil twin sister, Anne.

Etymology: fuck [interjection meaning surprise or dread] + sigh [relief]

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Quotasigher

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Quota - sigh - er

Sentence: Quotasighering leaves me feeling perplexed about my job security.

Etymology: Quota ( work load required ) + Sigh (murmur) + Cower ( dread )

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petaj And no doubt the quota's higher. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:40:00

good eye. - guesser, 2007-06-18: 13:55:00

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Dreadnuffmest

Created by: Alicia

Pronunciation: dred/ nuff/ mest

Sentence: as bill sat at his desk with all the unfinished paper work crowding around him, he started to feel dreadnuffmest because he knew at any time his boss would arive back.

Etymology: from the word dread: nuff as in he knows that his boss will of had enough (e"nuff") of him.... and mest as in his life messed (mest) up.

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Euphonya

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: yoo-FO-nee-ah

Sentence: The sense of euphonya enveloped me like a fog, as Katherine stopped at Matt's desk, rather than mine, to ask how the weekly report was coming.

Etymology: eu - beauty (Greek) phony - false, after "euphoria" -- i.e., a false sense of beauty or relief.

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Stressurerush

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: stresh/er/rush

Sentence: When the boss is on a rampage looking to yell and dump on someone and my desk is backlogged and piled high, I go into a stressurerush when he storms past.

Etymology: stress + pressure + rush

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Phoverwhelmed

Created by: cafisher

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was phoverwhelmed as I recognized my boss's staccato heel taps coming down the hall. I cowered behind the stacks of paperwork and breathed a sigh of relief when I realized she was only going to the ladies room.

Etymology: phew! + overwhelmed

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-11: 01:33:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. It is also inspired by Timothy Johnson's book "GUST" where he advises that the first thing you have to realize about office politics is that it's a game. Thank you Cohenarie and Timothy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-05: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. Thank you cohenarie. ~ James