A sharp statistical increase represented as a bulge in an otherwise level pattern, used especially with reference to the baby-boom generation regarded as having a gradual effect on consumer spending, society, etc. as they grow older.
[from the shape of such an increase being likened to that of a pig swallowed by a python]
More example sentences
- The current annual deficit of $1.5 trillion does not even address the "pig in the python," baby boomer, demographic squeeze on resources that looms straight ahead.
- Boomers are still the pig in the python of the nation's population and, for keen-eyed investors, the cohort to watch.