credit squeeze


noun

a restraint or limitation of credit.

Nearby words

  1. credit manager,
  2. credit memorandum,
  3. credit rating,
  4. credit risk,
  5. credit slip,
  6. credit standing,
  7. credit transfer,
  8. credit union,
  9. credit, letter of,
  10. credit-reference agency

Origin of credit squeeze

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for credit squeeze

credit squeeze

noun

the control of credit facilities as an instrument of economic policy, associated with restrictions on bank loans and overdrafts, raised interest rates, etc
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