boom or bust

boom or bust

Resulting in an outcome that will either be very good or very bad. Many professional athletes face a boom or bust situation early in their career, where they are either drafted to a professional league or don't advance at all. Working in the oil fields is always boom or bust: there's either lots of work for everyone, or hardly any work for anyone.
See also: boom, bust
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Even if one is to use judgment on asset prices from a forward-looking perspective, it certainly helps to have an objective baseline definition for what constitutes a boom or bust looking retrospectively for research.
These dry areas are subject to extreme environmental variability-drought to flood--and are especially challenging because of uncertainty when a resulting boom or bust period will occur.
Boom or Bust builds on the groundbreaking work of financial writer Harry S.
Boom or Bust applies similar demographic insights to inflation.
Boom or Bust first demonstrates the extent of the problem, which is substantial.
It was boom or bust for Michelle when she launched her Ultimo underwear range on the internet five months ago.
The other possible scenarios for the region's economy are a boom or bust in 2003, but the most likely is a choppy recovery," said Raphael Bostic, Ph.
boom or bust makes little difference to market demand for these technologies, companies experiencing either of these circumstances need to constantly revise and manage their processes and Knowledge-bases more effectively.
Whether in recession or growth, boom or bust makes little difference to demand for Knowledge-Based Process Automation technologies, process excellence is vital no matter what stage you are at in your business," said Garreth Evans.