To simply join two or more objects together, typically with duct tape, so their uses are combined in just one easily managed unit.
Refers to the scene in the Ridley Scott film 'Aliens', where Sigourney Weaver's character, Ellen Ripley, tapes an assault rifle, a flame thrower and a personal data & tracking device together, in preparation for an all-out solo rescue mission.
Common use: Bristol, UK, mid-1990's.
*Ripley proceeds to kick the alien queens ass*
ripley's best friend: why would you say that *starts to cry*
ripley: hey john *bitch slap* no one ever hurts my friends..
john: ahhh *runs away*
derived from the popular collection of unbelievable abilities, event, and possessions.
friend #2: bull shit, now way.
friend 1# yea man, ripleys, its happening.
I don't know, i cried to her last night about my boyfriend breaking up with me but she wouldn't tell me what she was sad about.