Definition of Celtic tiger in English:

Celtic tiger

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  • The Irish economy, or Ireland itself, as regarded during the period of rapid economic growth that characterized the 1990s and early 21st century.
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    • The announcement of the closure has caused widespread gloom, with concerns that it heralds the imminent demise of the Celtic Tiger.
    • These projections together with increasing individual wealth associated with the Celtic Tiger suggest that demand for nursing homes will increase.
    • And the Celtic Tiger has given almost everyone a full loaf of bread all to themselves.

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