The excruciating death of spirit that occurs when a bright and industrious individual must interact with government bureaucrats in order to fulfill an administrative requirement. The termination of goodwill and optimism that occurs when a capable individual must, by necessity, work with administrative bureaucrats.
The expression derives from the word pantsuit, which is the uniform most commonly worn by the mid-level administrators that maintain bureaucracies.
I had to take the mandatory diversity-awareness course this morning; it was total pantsuit death.
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