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wardrobe malfunction

n. the failure of a costume to fully cover its wearer as intended. (From an incident on broadcast television where this failure allowed a woman’s naked breast to be seen. The term itself was concocted to be an excuse for the incident.) Now he spends hours watching TV, hoping for another wardrobe malfunction.
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During a gunfight, you won't have time to ponder the type of malfunction you're dealing with.
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As for warding off any potential wardrobe malfunctions (no ``Sticky Fingers'' album cover re-enactments are expected), Mischer said the Jackson breast exposure incident has inspired the NFL to be closely involved in every aspect of the show.
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In their quest for a more representative model of PD, McNaught and colleagues took note of recent evidence that malfunction of the ubiquitin-proteasome system is a central factor in both the rare hereditary and common sporadic forms of PD.
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And, since it works so well, you never practice malfunction problems.
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