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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Lorries would go over the humps 40 or 50 times a night and the sound was like 'beating drums', he said.
It's the increase in noise which is the problem for residents with drivers having to stay in a low gear just to get over the humps.
But now, even if they go slowly over the humps, they speed up in between them.