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dollar gap

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noun
  1. the difference, measured in U.S. dollars, between the earnings of a foreign country through sales and investments in the U.S. and the payments made by that country to the U.S.

Origin of dollar gap

First recorded in 1945–50
Also called dollar shortage, dollar deficit.
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