Ironic slang for a committee formed to have lots of meetings, get nothing done, and ultimately defer a problem. Often created as a delay tactic when members of an organization are more concerned with preserving their own standing than working towards the greater good.
John: Our problems seem so easy to solve if both sides compromise. It's just basic common sense.
Sally: Don't be so sure. The people in charge just formed a Super Committee.
John: I guess I'll keep reading Sartre.