What does 'Dead cat bounce' mean?
In finance, if there is small, brief recovery in the price of a stock that has been going down, it is a dead cat bounce. It comes from the idea that even a dead cat will bounce if it falls far enough. It is noiw used for any case where something makes a short, slight recovery during a serious decline.
Contributor: Lynn Ridenour
Country: International English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- There's a dead cat on the line
- Dead as a dodo
- Dead duck
- Flogging a dead horse
- Beating a dead horse
- Dry as a dead dingo's donga
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