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(special) snowflake

A derisive term for a person who acts or is judged to act entitled to special treatment or opportunities. Generations of students before you have read this book with no gripes about its content, and you will too—you're not special snowflakes.
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snowflakes

verb
See snow
See also: snowflake
References in classic literature ?
"Turn her into something that does not mind the cold," seemed a good suggestion of the doctor's, but the only thing they could think of that does not mind cold was a snowflake. "And it might melt," the Queen pointed out, so that idea had to be given up.
Like a rose-petal, he thought; cool and soft as a snowflake. He had never thought that a mere woman's hand could be so sweetly soft.
It's clear that the metaphor relates to a snowflake's uniquness - as any schoolchild knows, no two snowflakes are alike.
Using coloured pencils and isometric paper, complete the following manual steps to create a Snowflake Curve.
(http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Snowflake) Urban Dictionary defines a snowflake in its modern-day usage as an "overly sensitive person that doesn't take criticism well." It's often used by the alt-right in reference to liberal culture.
Snow differs from ice because a snowflake condenses directly from water vapour without first changing to water in its liquid form.
"The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art & Science of Snowflakes" is a stunning collection of microscopic images of beautiful, perfect snowflakes.
They reasoned that as a snowflake falls, it may come across a tiny piece of dust in the air.
By studying the shape and size of a snowflake, scientists can estimate the humidity and temperature of the atmosphere where the crystal formed.
Luis hopes to also tie the snowflake to other parts of the world and has plans to take it and the Adopt a Snowflake campaign to Beverly Hills in 2005 and to Tokyo in 2006.
Each has a single vertical fold, like a spine; other folds radiate from a few nodal points along this central one, and the cuts Faust has made in the paper result in, typically, two or three intricate wheel-like patterns with as many as eight axes each--finally, one thinks more of a cathedral's rose window than of a snowflake. Scattered among these symmetrical mandala-like figures are simpler linear motifs that seem to function as boundary lines of a sort, separating out their fields of compositional influence.
In fact, finding a Snowflake turns out to be harder than locating a TV channel featuring Miss Turner.
Whenever he found a snowflake that was appealing, he would transfer it to a glass slide for examination.
Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren broke it down on her (https://www.facebook.com/TomiLahren/videos/1195970233829495/) TV show : "If you spend more time occupying Wall Street than you do occupying a shower or a job, you might be a snowflake. ...
When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost."