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boom and bust

Syllabification: boom and bust
(also boom or bust)

Definition of boom and bust in English:

noun

A situation in which a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth is abruptly followed by one of economic decline: he has warned it is a return to boom and bust [as modifier]: the boom and bust business cycle
More example sentences
  • The world sugar price has always been volatile, boom or bust.
  • Asked about boom or bust IT companies, she is scathing about the business practices of some companies.
  • This appears to be a continuing situation with the semi-conductor companies, which are continually in a boom or bust position.

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