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English definition of “profit squeeze”

profit squeeze

noun [C]
 
 
( also profits squeeze)
COMMERCE, FINANCE a period of time when profits go down, for example because of falling prices, increased competition, or rising costs: Whenever a product is profitable, everyone jumps in and starts production, quickly leading to over-supply and a profit squeeze.
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