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Slump

A temporary fall in performance, often describing consistently falling security prices for several weeks or months.

Slump

Informal for a downturn in an industry or economy. It specifically refers to a recession, which is defined as negative GDP growth for two consecutive quarters. However, there is no set definition for what constitutes a slump.

Slump.

In an investment slump, prices fall. The slump may affect an individual investment as the result of company-specific problems or it may affect an entire investment market. Often a slump is short-term, but it may also signal a long-term decline.

slump

see BUSINESS CYCLE.

slump

see DEPRESSION.
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There are usually five desserts on the menu, all of them made by chef Mazzola, and they range from tiramisu and cannoli to a slumpy and rich pudding cake with whipped cream that is definitely in the category of a comfort food.
It can be a quick code for unlikeability, as when Jacob in Postcards From No Man's Land explains that he can't relate to his father, one reason for which is his father's "roly-poly midriff hanging over his factory-distressed jeans that show off his slumpy bum" (131).
It does not have to be slumpy old sweats but can be quite fitted and boxy.