Meaning of “false dawn” in the English Dictionary

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"false dawn" in Business English

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false dawnnoun [ C ]

uk us

a time in which something such as the economy seems to be getting better but in fact it is not:

In Japan, the concern is that the latest pick-up in activity will be another false dawn and that the economy will suffer a relapse.

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

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