Keynes famously said that ‘the boom, not the slump, is the time for austerity.’
In the FrumBeast Daily Poll today we asked, Who do you blame for the length of the slump?
Jade asked Strong if she was ever at a loss for ideas and if so, how she might wrest herself from a slump.
But in the car, the girl started to nod off, she started to slump and she slurred her words.
If borrowing rates start to climb dramatically, the hope of clawing out of the slump will fade very quickly.
There's not a slump to her from crown to heel—I know, you know.
He'd heard these rumours about a slump, and he's fifty years old at that.
There isn't a thing wrong with my affairs except this slump in stocks—this panic.
Others not less popular had to do with the reasons for the slump.
The only other occupant was a man with a large black dress-suit case, who sat at the window in a slump of dejection.
1670s, "fall or sink into a muddy place," probably from a Scandinavian source, cf. Norwegian and Danish slumpe "fall upon," Swedish slumpa; perhaps ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Slumped; slumping.
The word "slump," or "slumped," has too coarse a sound to be used by a lady. [Eliza Leslie, "Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book," Philadelphia, 1839]Economic sense from 1888.
"act of slumping, slumping movement," 1850; "heavy decline in prices on the stock exchange," 1888, from slump (v.). Generalized by 1922 to "sharp decline in trade or business."
To descend to the level of the lower classes; to endure conditions or accommodations that are worse than what one is accustomed to: slumming it at the Holiday Inn