Etymology: Coined late last decade and popularized by one of our favorite bloggers, The Man Repeller, this term refers to all those kooky, fashion-forward, or daring things you might love wearing but he would rather see thrown in the incinerator along with your OshKosk overalls, cork-heeled clogs, and, yes, nerdy glasses. No fair.
Usage: "Sure, those super-woolly chaps you picked up at Project No. 8 are totally awesome… man repeller status!"
T-Shirt Time: n. The last step done at the eleventh hour to perfect your presentational for the night ahead.
Etymology: After consulting the Oxford English Dictionary, we're going to side with the common wisdom in this matter and admit that—yes—this one was probably created by Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino to describe that moment where one takes off the day's dirty wifebeater (or say the dowdy outfit, stockings, earrings, or shoes you wore to the office) and switches them for the Ed Hardy t-shirt (or say awesome cocktail dress, tights, jewelry, or killer heels) in which you will rage the night away.
Usage: "Well, why don't you just bring that cute one-shoulder thing you were gonna wear to the party over to my place, then we can pre-game until T-shirt Time without having to worry about spilling cranberry-vodka on our outfits?"
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