credit crunch

noun

informal a period during which there is a sudden reduction in the availability of credit from banks and other lenders

Nearby words

  1. credible,
  2. credit,
  3. credit account,
  4. credit bureau,
  5. credit card,
  6. credit default swap,
  7. credit hour,
  8. credit life insurance,
  9. credit limit,
  10. credit line

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