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    come in for

    According to some analysts, the gains in the stock market reflect growing confidence that the economy will avoid the recession that many had feared earlier in the year and instead come in for a "soft-landing," followed by a gradual increase in business activity.

    what does the "come in for" mean?
    what does the "soft-landing" mean?
    is the "followed by a gradual increase" refers to "soft-landing?"

    thanks

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    Re: come in for

    Quote Originally Posted by mengta View Post
    According to some analysts, the gains in the stock market reflect growing confidence that the economy will avoid the recession that many had feared earlier in the year and instead come in for a "soft-landing," followed by a gradual increase in business activity.

    what does the "come in for" mean?
    what does the "soft-landing" mean?
    is the "followed by a gradual increase" refers to "soft-landing?"

    thanks
    come in for = benefit from [often by good fortune]
    soft-landing = much gentler/more gradual sort of crash; orderly decline in economic activity

    On your last point, as you can probably guess, the increase starts after the soft landing.

    b

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