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/ (ˈʃɑːpˌbɛndə) /


informal an organization that has been underperforming its competitors but suddenly becomes more successful, often as a result of new management or changes in its business strategy

Nearby words

sharp-sighted, sharp-tailed grouse, sharp-tailed sparrow, sharp-tongued, sharp-witted, sharpbender, sharpbill, sharpe, sharpe's grysbok, sharpen, sharpener

Word Origin for sharpbender

C20: from the sharp upward bend in its sales or profits
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