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big

adjective
 
 
/bɪɡ/ informal
too big to fail BANKING, FINANCE describing a bank that is so important to the economy of a country that the government will give it public money to prevent it from failing. This happened with many big banks between 2008-2009. : UK taxpayers funded banks thought too big to fail to the tune of billions of pounds, which makes the latest round of public spending cuts very hard to take. Who was it said that if a bank is too big to fail, it's too big?
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