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Definition

A devilishly misleading bureaucratic expression familiar to any hapless common man who's ever been to a government office. The primary purpose of those two words imply that while all hope isn't lost, stuff just ain't gonna get done, unless of course there's some quality chai-paani involved. In the latter case, your matter gets bumped up by a full notch to being "under ACTIVE consideration".

Usage

Ram: Sir, any progress on the passport issuance?
Officer: My senior was away on a vacation so it might take another month. Bu don't worry, your application is under consideration!
Added 2012-07-20 by Northern Southie

Root

English

Region

All India