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drop on the floor vt.
To react to an error condition by
silently discarding messages or other valuable data. "The gateway
ran out of memory, so it just started dropping packets on the
floor." Also frequently used of faulty mail and netnews relay
sites that lose messages. See also black hole, bit bucket.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.