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feast-or-famine

[feest-er-fam-in] /ˈfist ərˈfæm ɪn/
adjective
1.
characterized by alternating, extremely high and low degrees of prosperity, success, volume of business, etc.:
artists who lead a feast-or-famine life.
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Examples for feast-or-famine
  • The feast-or-famine water supply caused ranchers to make significant economic decisions with high degrees of uncertainty.
  • Hilly terrain and feast-or-famine rainfall patterns made for a dangerous combination.

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