[ boom-uhn-buhst ]
/ ˈbum ənˈbʌst /
characteristic of a period of economic prosperity followed by a depression.
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Origin of boom-and-bust
First recorded in 1940–45
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Example sentences from the Web for boom-and-bust
Barely 20 years ago, Brazil was a drowsy, underperfoming Third World nation, plagued by hyperinflation and boom-and-bust growth.