borometer

n.
The person whose job it is to decide when an Oscar winner has talked long enough and is boring the audience. Usually signals wrap-it-up music. May be applied to other situations in which a host feels obligated to keep things flowing. Not to be confused with barometer, the weather instrument.

Oh God, now she's thanking her stylist! Why doesn't the borometer step in and make her shut up already?


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  • bore-AH-met-ur — n. The person whose job it is to decide when an Oscar winner has talked long enough and is boring the audience. Usually signals wrap it up music. May be applied to other situations in which a host feels obligated to keep things flowing. Not to be …   Dictionary of american slang

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