Insult. Used for someone who makes careless descisions or acts inappropriately.

Did you see what he just did? What a shirt-lifter.

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  • shirt-lifter — shirt .lifter n informal a very offensive word for a man who is ↑homosexual …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shirt-lifter — n a male homosexual. An Australian euphemism used pejoratively but usu ally humorously. The phrase originated in the 1960s and had been adopted by some British speakers by the late 1970s. (The Melbourne satirist Barry Humphries has frequently… …   Contemporary slang

  • shirt lifter — noun a homosexual man …   Wiktionary

  • Shirt lifter — male homosexual …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • shirt lifter — Australian Slang male homosexual …   English dialects glossary

  • shirt-lifter — /ˈʃɜt lɪftə/ (say shert liftuh) noun Colloquial (derogatory) a male homosexual …   Australian English dictionary

  • (a) shirt-lifter — British & Australian, informal an offensive way of referring to a man who is homosexual (= sexually attracted to other men). He was taunted by a chorus of adolescent gay haters shouting shirt lifter! …   New idioms dictionary

  • Bench shirt — A bench shirt is a stiff supportive shirt, used to improve performance in the bench press, most often in powerlifting competitions. Bench shirts are usually made of polyester, denim, or canvas and come in single or multi ply thicknesses. [Levin,… …   Wikipedia

  • Terminology of homosexuality — The terminology of homosexuality has been a contentious issue since the emergence of homosexual social movements in the mid 19th century. As with racial terms within the United States ndash; such as negro , black , colored , and African American… …   Wikipedia

  • shirtlifter — noun a homosexual man • Syn: ↑gay man • Hypernyms: ↑homosexual, ↑homophile, ↑homo, ↑gay • Hyponyms: ↑closet queen, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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