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noun [countable]     shark pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a large fish with sharp teeth that lives in the sea. Some types of shark attack people.
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    jump the shark if a TV show jumps the shark, it starts being less realistic and so becomes less popular with the audience

    'Friends' jumped the shark when Monica and Chandler moved in together.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 01/05/2015
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    jump the shark to stop being very popular and well-known, and start to become much less popular

    Michele Bachmann, she might have blown it today. Well, not blown it – she might have jumped the shark today.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/09/2011


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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