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To suffer a major catastrophe, dilemma, or problematic person just minutes before you have to leave or your shift is over.
Named after the "hero" in the TV series 24 who suffers a cliff-hanging moment every hour, on the hour.
Dave: You were supposed to be here an hour ago!
Bob: Sorry, I was Jack Bauered - the whole network went down two minutes before my shift ended.
by Peanutgnome January 23, 2007
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The act of hanging up after a phone conversation without saying goodbye.
Jack Bauer- I found the orphans! *end call*
President- ok i will.....i hate it when he does that. it should be named after him or something. Like getting Jack Bauered.
by The final 4th April 05, 2011
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