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Lemming

An investor who follows the crowd without doing sufficient (or any) research on his/her investments. This almost inevitably leads to significant losses. The term has a negative connotation because a lemming (the animal) has a reputation for following his pack off of a cliff.
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Apparently, in boom years for lemmings, so many of the snowy owl young survive that there's just not enough room for them all up north, and there's considerable pressure among them to disperse.
We defined a year of peak lemming abundance (LP) as a year when the relative abundance of lemmings was one standard deviation (SD) larger than the long-term mean (1992-2004).
The lemmings do not procreate as long as before below the snow, and are also easier for predators to hunt.
British Airways workers have paraded cages full of live lemmings in a protest against the firm's cost-cutting plans.
In other words, the lemmings will continue towards the mythical edge.
With classic gameplay and PlayStation Portable exclusive features, we expect Lemmings to appeal to a wide range of gamers, including those familiar with the franchise and those new to the game.
And as the sun slowly set and I looked toward the horizon, all I could see were masses of lemmings running towards the cliffs by the sea.
We in British Columbia are used to seeing lemmings do their annual suicidal dash to shore, but never thought we would see the Anglican Church of Canada perform a death wish.
We are not lemmings who are going to follow one individual across the cliff,'' Villaraigosa said.
Did you know that beetles flock like lemmings to drown in pools of vinegar?
Two-gram samples of sediment up to 30,000 years old included DNA from eight living and extinct animal species, including lemmings, hares, horses, reindeer, bison, musk oxen, and woolly mammoths.