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capital flightnoun [U]

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ECONOMICS, FINANCE a ​situation in which large ​amounts of ​money are ​sent out of a country to be ​kept or ​invested in other countries, for ​example, because of fears about the ​economy: How can ​capitalflight be ​skyrocketing and the ​marketcrashing when, on the surface, things ​look so good?
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