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When you say something is "Mickey Mouse", what does that mean exactly?

Should the term be updated to include something behing "Yahooed"

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Never seen the movie Snatch (Snatch'd)?

    [Pricing a diamond for Bad Boy Lincoln]

    Sol: No, it's a moissanite.

    Bad Boy Lincoln: A what-a-nite?

    Sol: A moissanite is an artificial diamond, Lincoln. It's Mickey Mouse, man. Spurious. Not genuine. And it's worth... ****-all.

  • 4 years ago

    Mickey Mouse Definition

  • mahall
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Mickey Mouse Operation

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A "Mickey Mouse operation" means that something is cheap, or poorly done, run, or built.

    Mickey Mouse

    adj. Slang

    1.

    a. Unimportant; trivial: "It's a Mickey Mouse operation compared to what goes on in Lyons or Paris" Jack Higgins.

    b. Irritatingly petty: the school's Mickey Mouse requirements for graduation.

    2. Intellectually unchallenging; simple: His Mickey Mouse assignments soon bored the students.

    3. Melodramatic or sentimental. Used especially of popular music.

    [After the cartoon character Mickey Mouse, created by Walt Disney.]

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

    Mickey Mouse

    Adjective

    Slang trivial, insignificant, or amateurish: a Mickey Mouse survey [after the cartoon character created by Walt Disney]

    Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 © HarperCollins Publishers 2004, 2006

    ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms

    Noun 1. Mickey Mouse - a fictional mouse created in animated film strips by Walt Disney

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Mickey Mouse expression is used frequently in order to refer to cartoons and animated movies in general. Mickey Mouse the character had become a model when cartoons were produced. The Mickey Mouse expression is an eponymy.

  • If something is "Mickey Moused" (the -d is important), then it's carelessly put together. A similar expression is "seat of the pant" or "on the fly". Anything done without careful planning or even minor attention to detail.

    I'm not sure about "Yahooed," as it would depend on what you meant by it.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    When you say something is "Mickey Mouse", what does that mean exactly?

    Should the term be updated to include something behing "Yahooed"

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is sooo Mickey mouse!

    I've have always thought it to mean: Not very well put together, or, not up to the intellegence level of a more sophisticated or intricate.....um, whatever you are talking of. eg The Pentium 1 is so Mickey mouse compared to the Pentium 4

    Source(s): How to incorparate Yahoo? That is soo Yahooey!!
  • ``..``
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    YOU'RE THE TOP

    Cole Porter

    ...You're the top!

    You're the Coliseum.

    You're the top!

    You're the Louver Museum.

    You're a melody from a symphony by Strauss

    You're a Bendel bonnet,

    A Shakespeare's sonnet,

    You're ***MICKEY MOUSE.****

    You're the Nile,

    You're the Tower of Pisa,

    You're the smile on the Mona Lisa

    I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop,

    But if, baby, I'm the bottom you're the top!

    Your words poetic are not pathetic.

    On the other hand, babe, you shine,

    And I can feel after every line

    A thrill divine

    Down my spine.

    Now gifted humans like Vincent Youmans

    Might think that your song is bad,

    But I got a notion

    I'll second the motion

    And this is what I'm going to add;

    You're the top!

    You're Mahatma Gandhi.

    You're the top!

    You're Napoleon Brandy.

    You're the purple light

    Of a summer night in Spain,

    You're the National Gallery

    You're Garbo's salary,

    You're cellophane.

    You're sublime,

    You're turkey dinner,

    You're the time, the time of a Derby winner

    I'm a toy balloon that’s fated soon to pop

    But if, baby, I'm the bottom,

    You're the top!

    You're the top!

    You're an arrow collar

    You're the top!

    You're a Coolidge dollar,

    You're the nimble tread

    Of the feet of Fred Astaire,

    You're an O'Neill drama,

    You're Whistler's mama!

    You're camembert.

    You're a rose,

    You're Inferno's Dante,

    You're the nose

    On the great Durante.

    I'm just in a way,

    As the French would say, "de trop".

    But if, baby, I'm the bottom,

    You're the top!

    You're the top!

    You're a dance in Bali.

    You're the top!

    You're a hot tamale.

    You're an angel, you,

    Simply too, too, too diveen,

    You're a Boticcelli,

    You're Keats,

    You're Shelly!

    You're Ovaltine!

    You're a boom,

    You're the dam at Boulder,

    You're the moon,

    Over Mae West's shoulder,

    I'm the nominee of the G.O.P.

    Or GOP!

    But if, baby, I'm the bottom,

    You're the top!

    You're the top!

    You're a Waldorf salad.

    You're the top!

    You're a Berlin ballad.

    You're the boats that glide

    On the sleepy Zuider Zee,

    You're an old Dutch master,

    You're Lady Astor,

    You're broccoli!

    You're romance,

    You're the steppes of Russia,

    You're the pants, on a Roxy usher,

    I'm a broken doll, a fol-de-rol, a blop,

    But if, baby, I'm the bottom,

    You're the top!

    Source(s): Thumbs down person, it's right there, in the song.....the meaning of Mickey Mouse!! Much, much work would need to be done to Y this, and I think it's my day to say biteme to some people
  • 1 decade ago

    Make pretend joke imitations.

    Only the other week I got handed some counterfeit notes and lost £40 the gypsies took my goods and left me like a fool with Mickey Mouse money/monopoly money.

    I took registration told the police they were off to the horse fair down the road (a famous hang out for them) and they said, "If the suspects turn around and say they didn't know they were fake they get away with it" I felt so foolish. I wish I had kept them now to spend at a horse fair on one of their mangy dogs they breed and flog.

    Source(s): Poor imitations; It got me wondering do they pay each other with fake money? Or just the robbed items?
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