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whipsaw

1. tv. to assault a person; to gang up and beat a person. What kind of creeps would whipsaw an old buzzard like that?
2. tv. [for the stock market] to reduce the capital of investors by frightening them into selling when stock prices are low and encouraging them to buy when prices are high. (Securities markets.) A lot of people were whipsawed in the recent market volatility.
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Places were being played off against one another over jobs and being whipsawed on concessions," many places still are willing to "sell the farm" to attract business.
ALPA pilots are not competitors, and we will not be whipsawed against one another by undercutting our peers," said ALPA President Capt.
DENVER -- Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.
Expectations for a fiscal policy breakthrough by the panel were on the rise as markets whipsawed through the week following a historic downgrade of U.
Employees grew weary of being whipsawed, and many of the best ones left.
The next OPIS Fuel Management University, June 9-11, 2004 in Chicago, will provide fleet managers with the knowledge and tools they need to make the market work for them and avoid getting whipsawed by wild price swings.
In 2002 the IRS disallowed the exemptions for both taxpayers for 1998 and 1999 to protect the government from being whipsawed.
I found myself whipsawed back and forth in my reactions," he writes.
Whipsawed by personal anguish and the stress of representing himself, Carreon said, ``Now I understand why people decide to kill themselves rather than go on living.
In today's volatile stock market, employees can get whipsawed if they are required to hold stock acquired through the exercise of these options for a specified period of time.
Domestic textile makers continued to be whipsawed by the effects of Asia's financial crisis in 1998 as prices for fabrics produced in the Far East continued their decline while imports surged.
It's almost impossible to time the bottom, and is almost always foolish to try; as you most likely will be whipsawed.
We need not be whipsawed from the routine process of sequential logic to the other extreme of unfocused vision and abstract imagination.
Producers, consumers, refiners, and investors have been whipsawed by volatile rhodium prices and market conditions.
Depending on who analyzed what data, the level of projected 2011 job creation has whipsawed back and forth from modest to minimal gains and back again.