Idiom: 'Dead cat bounce'

What does 'Dead cat bounce' mean?

Meaning:

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

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