squib : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n firework consisting of a tube filled with powder (as a broken firecracker) that burns with a fizzing noise
- MIsfortune, bad refereeing and lousy management turn Zizou's grand finale into a damp squib.
- An anticipated Olympics-related tourism boom looks to be more of a damp squib, probably due in part to unusually strict enforcement of visa regulations.
- It's just really put a damp squib on something that was a fantastic experience.
News & Articles
- How A Congress-Sanctioned Tax Credit Rescued Q1 Earnings
A 25-year-old research-and-development tax credit that was extended by Congress - following its expiration at the end of 2011 - lifted profits for many firms in the S&P 500 by over 10% . While top-line revenue growth was a damp squib, earnings grew a more robust 6.7% thanks, as the WSJ notes , in large part to this tax-credit's 'accounting' gains. This stock-market-saving tax-gimmick, however ...
June 14, 2013 - Zero Hedge
- Charlie Manuel in Washington Post
It might have took a little squib-roller down the third base line,said Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel, "but at the same time, it's better to be lucky sometimes than to be good."
- Tony Abbott in Brisbane Times
I think the budget will be a squib, I think there will be cosmetic spending cuts and cosmetic tax increases,Mr Abbott said. "I think there will be a lot of rhetoric and not much substance."