false dawn Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"false dawn" in British English

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false dawnnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
something that ​seems to show that a ​successfulperiod is ​beginning or that a ​situation is ​improving when it is not: The ​increase in ​sales at the end of the ​yearproved to be a ​falsedawn.
(Definition of false dawn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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)
Translations of “false dawn”
in Chinese (Simplified) 虚幻的希望, 假曙光…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虛幻的希望, 假曙光…
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