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  • n. Plural form of Peter Pan.


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  • Today's Peter Pans need to "grow-up," she asserts, or face the consequences.


  • Perhaps that makes folks like me spiritual Peter Pans -- "religulous" Lost Boys clinging to the magic of childhood, feasting at imaginary banquets and consorting with pixies.

    Cathleen Falsani: The Peter (Pan) Principle

  • Both P. I.s are classic Peter Pans, too, which is a cutesy way of describing the ugly phenomenon of men who have chosen to be more or less useless to women.

    Good Bark and Some Bite

  • There is this belief - heroic assumption - that phys-sci invention is easy/low-tech and that life science invention is the new engine of our economy. 1000s of molecules are being developed to cater to the wishes of Peter Pans and Wendys who never want to grow up, and a ramshackle health care delivery system ensures that drug companies and device makers can reap billions from a rigged and gamed health market in the US.

    Court Rejects Gene Patent - The Panda's Thumb

  • Peter Pans are charming but unobtainable, big hearted but self-obsessed.

    Mark Matousek: Life Lessons from Peter Pan

  • An old friend reminded me that we were both Peter Pans, trying to cope with the hard-ass reality of growing up.

    The Nervous Breakdown

  • Gordon, who got his start in avant-garde theater productions replete with nude Peter Pans and onstage torture, directed the wiry Combs to new realms of psychotic brilliance in these films, establishing the actor as an icon of mad science.

    Buzzine » Nevermore

  • Peter Pan: Peter Pans come in many shapes and sizes so dont be deceivedno matter what he looks like, hell never grow up.

    Become Your Own Matchmaker

  • You may want to knock some sense into his Peter Pans, but you also want to give 'em a hug.

    Old Media Monday: Reviewing the Reviewers

  • They were called Pedro Pans -- Peter Pans -- because it was to be a brief adventure.

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2009


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