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credit squeeze

noun
1.
a restraint or limitation of credit.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Examples from the web for credit squeeze
  • Even before the currency plunge, companies in both countries had started to feel the credit squeeze.
  • Nonetheless, parts of the economy may still be caught in a genuine credit squeeze.
  • Next, the credit squeeze kicked in with a vengeance.
  • Because a credit squeeze raises market interest rates, it will slow the economy down.
  • As outsiders cut back, a credit squeeze is threatening even healthy borrowers.
  • All of which makes the industry unusually vulnerable to the credit squeeze.
  • The resulting credit squeeze has been harmful to homeowners and businesses across the country.
  • When the credit squeeze eased, a sense of relief spread.
  • Chocolate even got caught up in the credit squeeze that has afflicted financial markets this year.
British Dictionary definitions for credit squeeze

credit squeeze

noun
1.
the control of credit facilities as an instrument of economic policy, associated with restrictions on bank loans and overdrafts, raised interest rates, etc
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