Definition of feast or famine in English:

feast or famine

phrase

  • Either too much of something or too little.

    ‘your cash flow has been feast or famine recently’
    • ‘It's been feast or famine at the company.’
    • ‘It's either feast or famine with Terrence Long.’
    • ‘‘Regarding bird-watching, it's known to be feast or famine,’ he said.’
    • ‘However, this still is a team driven by power, which means it often will be feast or famine.’
    • ‘It's feast or famine at golf clubs and we're feasting at the moment.’
    • ‘After having come off another slow period I decided that a small part-time job might help to temper the feast or famine cycle.’
    • ‘In many cases, the power game can become feast or famine.’
    • ‘It's either feast or famine for the fragile Canadian feature-film industry.’
    • ‘The cycle of feast or famine in production may not be as extreme as it once was but it still exists and there can be significant dry spells when a large-scale film facility would be filled with the sounds of silence.’