noun. Someone who, according to sources, is done.
Real citation: “THE FORK-IN-THE-BACKERS
Steve McNair, Trent Dilfer, Damon Huard, Vinny Testaverde, Gus Frerotte, Trent Green, Daunte Culpepper, Brian Griese, Byron Leftwich
Comments: Really, it makes zero sense for any NFL team to start another season by telling its fans, ‘We're going into the season with (any of the above guys) as our starting QB.’ These guys should be finished in that capacity. Please tell me I'm right. Please. I'm begging you.”
(Bill Simmons, Dec. 21, 2007, “Lamenting our national arms crisis,” http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/071221)
Made-up citation: “All my exes are either now friends or fork-in-the-backers, which may not be the greatest word choice of this era.”