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garage doors

noun; other word formation type metaphor
the eyelids of a woman sporting a single shade of eyeshadow
 
Professional makeup artist Sutan (known for his appearances throughout America's Next Top Model) showed his true colors as drag queen Raja in Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race and shared with his fellow contestants this term for non-blended eye makeup.
Etymology : metaphor derived from "garage + doors" - "garage" - 1902, from French garage "shelter for a vehicle," originally "a place for storing something," from verb garer "to shelter," from Middle French garer "to shelter, dock ships"; "doors" - plural, Middle English merger of Old English dor (neuter; plural doru) "large door, gate," and Old English duru (fem., plural dura) "door, gate, wicket;" both from Proto-Germanic *dur-
Source : RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3 (2011)
Last modified: 24 November 2013


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