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bloodlettingnoun

uk   /ˈblʌdˌlet.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈblʌdˌlet̬.ɪŋ/
(Definition of bloodletting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bloodlettingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈblʌdˌletɪŋ/
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.
(Definition of bloodletting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bloodletting”
in Chinese (Simplified) 流血, 杀戮,大屠杀, 裁员…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流血, 殺戮,大屠殺, 裁員…
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