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locust years Line breaks: lo¦cust years

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of locust years in English:

plural noun

Years of hardship or poverty.
Example sentences
  • I would phrase it roughly as follows: The labour movement has recuperated somewhat from the locust years of the 1980s.
  • Born in the lean years of defeats for the working class, it thrived only after the locust years of 1914-18.
  • Given the locust years of comprehensive education, this at first looked impossible.
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