team Xerox

team Xerox

A fictional source of plagiarized content, humorously likened to something that has been photocopied (as with the Xerox brand of photocopiers). A: "Did you hear that parts of the senator's speech were taken nearly word-for-word from his opponent's from three years ago?" B: "Sounds like he's got team Xerox writing his stuff." Nowadays, you're guaranteed to have at least one student who gets their papers from team Xerox.
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team Xerox

n. the imaginary source of copied documents, such as term papers. (Implies cheating or plagiarism. Xerox is a protected trade name.) I got the term paper in on time with the help of team Xerox.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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For instance, they discovered, to no one's surprise, that Xerox personnel deeply believe in teamwork (e.g., Team Xerox).