Focus on the pronunciation of bloodletting
English definition of “bloodletting”
/ˈblʌdˌletɪŋ/ noun [U]
› informal WORKPLACE a process in which a company with financial problems gets rid of a lot of employees at the same time: Twenty-five senior employees were fired in the latest round of bloodletting.
› STOCK MARKET a period of time during which shares lose a lot of their value: Wall Street prepared itself for a week of bloodletting as stock market conditions continued to worsen.