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    bare one's fangs

    "Bear market bares its fangs"


    What does the quote mean?

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    Note: fang n. a long sharp tooth of an animal such as a snake or wild dog

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    Re: bare one's fangs

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    "Bear market bares its fangs"


    What does the quote mean?

    Thanks

    Note: fang n. a long sharp tooth of an animal such as a snake or wild dog
    If an animal, such as a bear, for example, "bares its fangs" it opens its mouth in a threatening manner. This quote is about an aggressive stock market situation.

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    Re: bare one's fangs

    Hi, bhaisahab.

    Does "bares its fangs" mean the stock market gives out a warning message (to the public)?

    Currently, the US stock market has dropped a lot.

    Thanks

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    Re: bare one's fangs

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi, bhaisahab.

    Does "bares its fangs" mean the stock market gives out a warning message (to the public)?

    Currently, the US stock market has dropped a lot.

    Thanks
    Exactly so.


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    Re: bare one's fangs

    bear market (plural bear markets)
    (finance) A stock market where a majority of investors are selling ("bears"), causing overall stock prices to drop.

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