Origin of shutdown
Examples from the Web for shutdown
He added, "I have not had this many phone calls since the shutdown of the government, truthfully."Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They added that the shutdown was temporary and they plan to resume the trial in January.
In their opinion, this would allow conservatives to lay a marker down on immigration while avoiding a shutdown for the time being.Bachmann and Pelosi vs. Boehner and Obama Over Spending Bill|Ben Jacobs|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But mostly, I think the Democrats are cynically pushing this shutdown talk as a way to scare their base.Democrats' Midterm Wish: The Government Shutdown That Won't Happen|Ron Christie|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other conservative groups claim to have faced the threat of shutdown from the Facebook overlords, too.
British Dictionary definitions for shutdown
- the closing of a factory, shop, etc
- (as modifier)shutdown costs