bubble bubble  /ˈbə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
  2. (n) a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
  3. (n) an impracticable and illusory idea
  4. (n) a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic
  5. (v) form, produce, or emit bubbles
  6. (v) flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
  7. (v) rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
  8. (v) cause to form bubbles
  9. (v) expel gas from the stomach

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Usage(s):

  1. The dotcom bubble had burst, and 911 had squelched whatever was left of the old irrational exuberance.
  2. At the heart of the credit crunch now afflicting the global economy is the bursting of a great housing bubble throughout much of the developed world.
  3. First, because the collapse of any financial bubble can be interpreted as a morality play: greed gets its comeuppance.

News

  1. Biggest Bond Bubble In History Is Turning Into Carnage

    Wolf Richter   www.testosteronepit.com    www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter “We’ve intentionally blown the biggest government bond bubble in history,” confessed Andy Haldane, Executive Director of Financial Stability at the Bank of England, to Members of Parliament in London last week. The bursting of that bubble was a risk he felt “acutely,” he warned. There have already been “shades of ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. The Biggest Bond Bubble In History Is Turning Into Carnage

    “We’ve intentionally blown the biggest government bond bubble in history,” confessed Andy Haldane, Executive Director of Financial Stability at the Bank of England, to Members of Parliament in London last week. The bursting of that bubble was a risk he felt “acutely,” he warned.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. The Chinese Credit Bubble In Four Charts

    China's credit bubble is unlike anything in modern history, according to Fitch. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of The Guardian reported that Fitch thinks the scale of Chinese credit is so massive that it can no longer grow out of its excesses.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Insider

Quotes

  1. "In the end, this is a symptom of a larger problem - a bubble and bust economy that valued reckless speculation over responsibility and hard work," President Obama said in a statement. "That is what we must ultimately repair to build a...
    on Mar 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: TIME

  2. "Those bad debts, those risky loans, the soaring house prices, the systemic risk, the asset price bubble - they all fell between the cracks of the system," said Mr Cameron.
    on Jul 19, 2009 By: David Cameron Source: This is London

  3. "Kenneth, if it was not for that rancid bubble, I would not be here today," Cohen said.
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: Sacha Baron Cohen Source: FOXNews

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