Hump

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Hump

Informal; a period of rising security prices followed by a period of declining security prices. The period may be long term, short term or any period between the two. On a chart, this looks somewhat like a camel's hump. See also: Inverted Saucer.
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One of the highlights of tomorrow's show will feature Frosty learning how to control a riot, which he defines as "lots of people getting the hump at the same time".
Now Hayden Christensen (above) is getting the hump with Ewan McGregor, bossy as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Emma added: "It was so tempting to give her titbits to prevent her getting the hump at meal-times but we couldn't for her own sake.
Ridgewell said none had been getting the hump at being overlooked in the last two months, when Blues' season really took off.
Getting the hump Not content with sub-standard thoroughbred racing, Wolverhampton now brings us horse-and-cart racing.
YOU would have forgiven Penelope Cruz for getting the hump after this close encounter.
I can imagine the scene at Bellefield with Moyes ordering his players to perform certain duties and some so- called pros getting the hump.