Meaning of “fallow” in the English Dictionary

"fallow" in Business English

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uk /ˈfæləʊ/ us

fallow land is land that a farmer does not grow crops on for a period of time, usually a year, so that the soil quality can improve

used to describe a period of time in which there is not much business activity:

The corporation has gained market share recently, but only after a long fallow period.

(Definition of “fallow” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)