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Also known as: sickness in the machine
Getting sick and not having to attend school/work. If its an infectious but non painful disease this is usually seen as a win/win situation. If it is non infectious but physically limiting one begins to question if it was worth it. Generally it refers to the former.
Worker 1: Wow, he got sick right before the meeting
Worker 2: I know, thats a real case of Flu ex machina right there
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Student 1: Did you hear mat got sick today? He's so lucky, we have a project due and two tests.

Student 2: Yeah except he's throwing up every 30 minutes and is within an inch of his life.
Student 1: Oh...
by hchambers November 09, 2011