In a government job, the day on which "the eagle shits" is payday. The phrase derives from the bald eagle being a symbol for the United States, and hence, the government. I personally have only had experience with the phrase in a job at the county level, but I have talked to a few wizened old men, and they say that they at least remember it from the time of World War II.

Example:
"Yeah, my car just broke down, but it's okay, because the eagle shits tomorrow."

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