Verboticism: Dawdleangst

'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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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DAH - dl - angst

Sentence: Having frittered away much of the afternoon on the assumption that his boss was away for the day, Bernard suffered a sudden and severe attack of dawdleangst when his boss walked by and saw the mounds of unfinished paperwork on the desk.

Etymology: Blend of 'dawdle' (to waste time; idle; trifle; loiter) and 'angst' (a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish)

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Comments: Dawdleangst

metrohumanx - 2008-08-04: 06:44:00
DAWDLEANGST is best cured by a "donut run"...

Wordotwist - 2008-08-05: 10:51:00
Better still, a coffee!