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stop-goadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌstɒpˈɡəʊ/  us   /ˌstɑːpˈɡoʊ/ UK
A stop-go ​situation is one in which there are ​periods of ​development and ​activityquicklyfollowed by ​periods without ​activity, ​especially in a country's ​economy: The UK cannot ​afford another stop-go ​cycle of ​economicdevelopment.
(Definition of stop-go from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stop-goadjective [before noun]

uk   us   UK ECONOMICS
used to describe a ​situation where an ​economyregularly has ​periods of fast ​growth, ​followed by ​periods of ​slow or no ​growth: stop-go cycle/economy/policies Inflationary ​payclaims had been a ​key characteristic of Britain's stop-go ​economy over many ​years.

stop-gonoun [U]

uk   us   UK ECONOMICS
regularperiods 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 ​stronggrowth.
(Definition of stop-go from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stop-go”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指国家经济)发展与停顿交替的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指國家經濟)發展與停頓交替的…
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