Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cycle or series of cycles of economic expansion and contraction.Also called trade cycle
- ‘There is talk of making the stability pact more adaptable to the business cycle.’
- ‘With the change in the business cycle the profit margins are becoming wafer thin or moving into losses.’
- ‘Ralph Hawtrey's pure monetary theory of the business cycle had widespread impact for many years.’
- ‘Definitely there are some stages in the business cycle where a well-oiled machine isn't possible.’
- ‘But any job creation depends on how the tax cuts are structured and when they kick in during the business cycle.’
- ‘How do derivatives affect the business cycle, and thus the course of monetary policy?’
- ‘As a result, few see the business cycle as one of the gravest of our economic ills.’
- ‘In this issue, Anirvan Banerji criticizes the notion floated a few years ago that the business cycle was dead.’
- ‘They see it as only a temporary response to the ups and downs of the business cycle and point to a host of innovations in the tech industry.’
- ‘They can invest in companies at any stage of the business cycle.’
- ‘No, we'll never get rid of the business cycle but the business cycle is being dealt with much better than it used to be.’
- ‘Such a perspective fails to distinguish between economic growth and the business cycle.’
- ‘Many of the adverse contrasts to a traditional business cycle were also technology-related.’
- ‘My suggestion is that people are confusing structural medium term economic trends with the short-term business cycle.’
- ‘Moreover, this is the case irrespective of the phase of the national business cycle at which the national economy finds itself.’
- ‘All of this shows how Fed policy works with long lags that vary from business cycle to business cycle.’
- ‘This will necessarily alter the dynamics of the business cycle, and hence the possibilities for growth.’
- ‘This is not to deny the real progress that has served to dampen the business cycle over time.’
- ‘The amount of the yield would vary in response to the business cycle.’
- ‘Higher productivity is perhaps the most enduring legacy of the last business cycle.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.