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fiscal cliff Syllabification: fis·cal cliff

Definition of fiscal cliff in English:

noun

A situation in which a particular set of financial factors causes or threatens sudden and severe economic decline: the massive new spending program threatens to send our nation over a fiscal cliff, leading to even higher taxes and fewer jobs
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  • Congress has returned from Thanksgiving break to tackle the looming fiscal cliff.
  • This afternoon, the President and Speaker Boehner met at the White House to discuss efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff.
  • Until recently, investors were treating the "fiscal cliff" with a measure of nonchalance.

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