soft landing


noun Economics.

a slowing down of economic growth at a manageable rate relative to inflation and unemployment.

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Origin of soft landing

First recorded in 1960–65

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British Dictionary definitions for soft landing

soft landing

noun

a landing by a spacecraft on the moon or a planet at a sufficiently low velocity for the equipment or occupants to remain unharmed
a decrease in demand that does not result in a country's economy falling into recession
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