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"stop-go" in British English

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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 activity quickly followed by periods without activity, especially in a country's economy: The UK cannot afford another stop-go cycle of economic development.
(Definition of stop-go from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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)
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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