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boom-and-bust

[boom-uh n-buhst] /ˈbum ənˈbʌst/
adjective
1.
characteristic of a period of economic prosperity followed by a depression.
Also, boom-or-bust.
Origin of boom-and-bust
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Barely 20 years ago, Brazil was a drowsy, underperfoming Third World nation, plagued by hyperinflation and boom-and-bust growth.

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