A person's excuse that they flaked out on an agreed-upon meeting or date with you because their phone was not working, not paid, or not charged. These excuses are often belied by the fact that a call to the user results in a normal dial tone, rather than going straight to voicemail.
The dead phone routine usually goes something like this:
1. "Sorry, I got stuck downtown and my phone died."
2. "Hey I just got my phone back up I had to pay it first."
An annoying or irrelevant status update from a facebook friend that leads to your hiding said friend from your news feed.
The most common killfeeds for people are:
1) photos of a facebook friend's spawn, or updates relating to said issue
2) status updates from a husband/wife directed primarily at a spouse
3)attempts to rustle up friends for a meal or a barhop in far-off locales