Sine Die: The term is bandied about with reckless abandon this time of odd-numbered years in Austin. People in and around the Capitol know what it means while the rest of the world looks on with a blank stare.
Mirriam Webster has this to say:
adverb si·ne die \ˌsī-ni-ˈdī(-ˌē), ˌsi-nā-ˈdē-ˌā\
Definition of SINE DIE: without any future date being designated (as for resumption) : indefinitely <the meeting adjourned sine die>
As the legislature prepares to gavel out we salute and congratulate all of the legislators, staff, advocates, and activists who have worked through the 84th Legislative Session. Everyone involved in the process (regardless of whether or not we agree on policy) puts a tremendous amount of time, energy, effort, and passion into the legislative session. Congratulations to all; now go get some well-deserved rest!