Meaning of “stop-go” in the English Dictionary

"stop-go" in Business English

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stop-goadjective [ before noun ]

uk us UK ECONOMICS

used to describe a situation where an economy regularly has periods of fast growth, followed by periods of slow or no growth:

stop-go cycle/economy/policies Inflationary pay claims had been a key characteristic of Britain's stop-go economy over many years.

stop-gonoun [ U ]

uk us UK ECONOMICS

regular periods of fast growth, followed by periods of slow or no growth:

After decades of stop-go for the economy, the country enjoyed a period of strong growth.

(Definition of “stop-go” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)