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dollar gap

noun
1.
the difference, measured in U.S. dollars, between the earnings of a foreign country through sales and investments in the U.S. and the payments made by that country to the U.S.
Also called dollar shortage, dollar deficit.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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