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rust bowl

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rust bowl


: Wall Street, Chrysler, high-tech enterprises vs ''rust bowl'' asi industries

noun phrase

The beleaguered and declining industrial areas, esp of the Middle West: in the midwestern middle, the ''rust bowl''/ Breaking the Rust Belt loose (1984+)

[modeled on the 1930s term dust bowl and the 1970s term sun belt]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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