hard landing

hard landing

noun
1.
Aeronautics. an uncontrolled or rough landing by an aircraft or spacecraft, usually resulting in damage.
2.
Economics. an economic downturn or recession after a period of strong demand and expansion.
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hard landing
 
n
1.  a landing by a rocket or spacecraft in which the vehicle is destroyed on impact
2.  a sharp fall into recession following a sustained period of economic growth

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