Burst

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Burst

In marketing, an ad on a product that looks vaguely like an explosion. For example, a burst may be placed on a cereal box touting the number of vitamins and minerals it contains. A burst is meant to call attention to itself in order to entice buyers. It is used both in consumer goods and in direct mail.
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The current financial and economic crisis is probably the worst since the war, a product of a bursting bubble of excessive household borrowing and house prices in Britain, combined with a big global financial crisis.
He loves bursting bubble wrap, he howls when you ask him to tell you a story and he falls asleep with a soft cuddly toy in his mouth.
Or maybe the popular media just decided they had missed enough stories--the dot-bomb and the now-legendary accounting irregularities at Enron and WorldCom--that they better make sure they reported this one before it was too late, even if they report in the next breath that Alan Greenspan says a bursting bubble is unlikely.
Still, recent Internet search activity suggests that some activity in the category is being driven by curiosity of rising property values and the possibility of a bursting bubble.
Not only that, but we are seeing a bursting bubble of consumer confidence.
There probably is a gradual slowdown ahead, but all signs show a seller's market continuing in the near future and no bursting bubble anytime soon.
The Chinese banking system looks rather like Japan's on the eve of the bursting bubble .
There probably is a gradual slowdown ahead, but all the signs show a seller's market continuing in the near future and no bursting bubble anytime soon.
Strain into a chilled champagne flute and add the bursting bubbles, if using.