death-valley curve

noun

a curve on a graph showing how the capital of a new company plotted against time declines sharply as the venture capital is used up before income reaches predicted levels

Nearby words

  1. death's-head,
  2. death's-head moth,
  3. death, be not proud,
  4. death, dance of,
  5. death-dealing,
  6. deathbed,
  7. deathblow,
  8. deathday,
  9. deathful,
  10. deathless

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