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The meaning of "brown out"

" Brown out "
1. A partial failure of the electricity supply. 2. The exposing of one's buttocks in public.
1. After the lightning struck there was a puff of smoke and everything went dim. Looks like a brown out.
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Common in Australia, but used elsewhere too.
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