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pump priming

noun
1.
the spending of government funds in commercial enterprises, to stimulate the national economy.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism
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  • Commodities have been put to good use although inputs have been principally for pump priming.
  • pump priming must not create a cross connection between the finished and raw water supplies.
British Dictionary definitions for pump priming

pump priming

noun
1.
the act or process of introducing fluid into a pump to improve the sealing of the pump parts on starting and to expel air from it
2.
(US) government expenditure designed to stimulate economic activity in stagnant or depressed areas
3.
another term for deficit financing
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pump priming in Culture

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Informally, government spending to increase purchasing power and stimulate the economy.

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