circuit-breaker law
 n.— «The circuit-breaker law calls for 75 percent state reimbursement of the amount of money it costs to educate a student minus the $29,320. For example, subtracting the $29,320 from a total cost of $100,000 means the town should receive 75 percent reimbursement for the $70,680 difference between the two figures.» —“‘Circuit-breaker law’ worries schools” by Bill Fortier Worcester Telegram & Gazette (Massachusetts) Oct. 28, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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