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Explanations for words & phrases in Dilbert

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Behind my back

Saying something bad when the other person is not around to hear what’s being said.

Say those things to my face

Say them to me directly.


Get angry often.


Some who thinks they’re smart, but don’t really know very much about anything.


Having an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.

Toxic personality

Type of person that makes every situation unhappy.


A disease that kills many people.

Speaking truth to power

Telling someone in a position of power the truth, even if they may not like it.

Monday, October 8, 2018


A lot of talking that doesn’t make much sense. Note: the secretary wasn’t really yammering, but Dilbert’s using the word in a mean way since he doesn’t like being interrupted.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Kick in

When something starts to take effect.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


A list of what happened.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

No special vocabulary for Thursday

Friday, October 12, 2018


The robot is calling Dilbert “fleshy” because Dilbert has flesh (skin) while a robot doesn’t.

Saturday, October 13, 2018


Someone who has anti-social feelings, and doesn’t care if they hurt others.