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1.
to basically quit working while still remaining at work because you don't agree with the way things are being handled or just because you don't care anymore. Staying on break permanently due to protest without actually going on strike.
Josh: Dude, why are you just sitting there playing Tetris on your computer when you're supposed to be working.
Paul: Because Mike told me to do something I don't want to do. I am commencing Operation Shutdown.
by Batch0605 January 15, 2010
 
2.
used by professional baseball player derek bell in relation to his position on the team. felt as if he should be giving a starting position due to prior accomplishments and eventually put off when he had to try in spring training.
employee 1: i think im going to go into "operation shutdown" the boss is being a drag

employee 2: you better get back to work before the boss employes 'operation cut your worthless @$$"
by thedave26 November 07, 2012