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"green shoots" in British English

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green shootsnoun [plural]

uk   us  
(used ​especially in ​newspapers) the first ​signs of an ​improvement in an ​economy that is ​performingbadly: the ​greenshoots of ​recovery
(Definition of green shoots from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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green shootsnoun [plural]

uk   us   ECONOMICS
the first ​signs that an ​economy is ​growing again after a recession (= a ​period when it was getting ​smaller): The ​housingmarket is ​stagnating and there are no ​green shoots as yet. He announced he could see the ​green shoots of ​recovery in the ​jobmarket.
(Definition of green shoots from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “green shoots”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤作报纸用语)经济复苏的迹象…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤作報紙用語)經濟復甦的跡象…
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