tiger economy

[tahy-ger i-kon-uh-mee]
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.

Origin of tiger economy

so called from the importance of the tiger in Asian symbolism
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