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Federal Government PR term referring to a scheduled service that fails to become operative at the agreed upon time, usually due to higher priority legislative responsibilities slowing down the process with events including (but not limited to) wasting tax dollars on unapproved, discretionary outings, low-mileage private jets to environmental causes, scheduling hearings about hearings to discuss hearings concerning future hearings, and early identification and concealment of tax dollar shrinkage.
The new student loan website that was set to launch on Monday instead simply displayed, "Emergency Outage."
by The Jolliest of Rogers March 29, 2010