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English definition of “fall-off”


noun [C]    
a reduction in something such as profits, sales, etc.: a fall-off in sth The company blamed the fall-off in profits on higher operating expenses.
(Definition of fall-off noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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