A colloquial expression developed from the movie Colonel Chabert. The phrase began when the inventors of the phrase became mesmerized with the French movie and began watching instead of performing there normal chores and duties. They lost a lot of productive time watching the movie and ended up making up their work the rest of the day. This expression refers to act of not doing what you are supposed to do and knowing that you will pay for it later.
I had a Chabert Moment when I watched T.V. instead of doing my homework.
by Buknoy V September 03, 2010