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    Turndown

    Can the word "turndown" be used as a synonym of "crisis" (more precisely, "economic crisis")?

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    Re: Turndown

    Quote Originally Posted by Laoiseach View Post
    Can the word "turndown" be used as a synonym of "crisis" (more precisely, "economic crisis")?

    Thanks in advance!
    I think you mean "downturn". They're frequently linked but an economic crisis doesn't necessarily involve a downturn. A crisis could mean that the economy simply stays still and stagnates. In order for a downturn to occur, the economy has to slip and become worse.

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    Re: Turndown

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I think you mean "downturn". They're frequently linked but an economic crisis doesn't necessarily involve a downturn. A crisis could mean that the economy simply stays still and stagnates. In order for a downturn to occur, the economy has to slip and become worse.
    Ooops, sorry, you're right, I meant "downturn"!
    Thanks for your kind reply!

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    Re: Turndown

    Quote Originally Posted by Laoiseach View Post
    Ooops, sorry, you're right, I meant "downturn"!
    Thanks for your kind reply!
    A turndown* can also lead to a crisis.
    "My first crisis at university was when I asked a girl out to the movies, and got a turndown. That turndown lead to a downturn in my love life."

    *More often used as a verb. "She turned me down." "I got turned down."

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