Idiom: Dead cat bounce

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.


  • Category: Animals
  • Contributed By: Lynn Ridenour

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