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tiger economy

[tahy-ger i-kon-uh-mee]
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noun
  1. an economy that maintains a high growth rate, originally referring to the relatively small economies of South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in East Asia.
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Origin of tiger economy

so called from the importance of the tiger in Asian symbolism
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