Meaning of “green shoots” in the English Dictionary

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"green shoots" in Business English

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green shootsnoun [ plural ]


the first signs that an economy is growing again after a recession (= a period when it was getting smaller):

The housing market is stagnating and there are no green shoots as yet.
He announced he could see the green shoots of recovery in the job market.

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