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clogs to clogs in three generations

The idea that a family can escape poverty for a time but then become impoverished again, all in the span of three generations. Primarily heard in UK. With the way you're spending our family's money, we'll be clogs to clogs in three generations!
See also: clog, generation, three

generation gap

The difference of opinions and attitudes, especially in relation to social changes and politics, that develop as each generation changes from the one before it. Attitudes toward gay marriage reflects a clear generation gap on the issue today.
See also: gap, generation

Generation X

 and Generation X'er
people reaching puberty during the 1970s and 1980s. Three or four generation X'ers were in the antique store looking eagerly at some of those horrible old dinette chairs from the 1950s.
See also: generation

generation gap

A broad difference in values and attitudes between one generation and another, especially between parents and their children. For example, There's a real generation gap in their choice of music, restaurants, clothing-you name it . [1960s"
See also: gap, generation

clogs to clogs in three generations

the return of a family to poverty after one generation of prosperity.
See also: clog, generation, three

now generation

n. the (once current) generation of young people who seemed to want only instant gratification. All those people in the now generation want to start out with fancy cars and nice houses.
See also: generation, now
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Haveman (1994) suggests that generational accounting will overstate the burden on future generations to the extent that it does not take fully into account government asset purchases financed by tax increases.
Like the Trustee's Report, generational accounting incorporates fiscal, demographic, and growth projections.
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7 September 2017 - US-based mergers and acquisitions advisor Generational Equity's client, US-based publishing software specialist Pre1 Software, to Bauer Software Group, Inc, the firm said.
Generational Equity has sold its client, Tallahassee, Florida-based Enterprise 24x7 to Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania E&E Technical Consultants, the company said.
15 July 2016 - US-based middle-market mergers and acquisitions advisor Generational Equity closed its 500th transaction by the end of June, with a total valuation of nearly USD 2.
Generational Equity, a mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held, middle-market businesses, has announced the sale of its client, Economy Paper Company of Rochester, NY, to the Wescott Group of Henrietta, NY, the company said.
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4 August 2017 - US-based mergers and acquisitions advisor Generational Equity's client, US-based construction equipment maker BW Manufacturing Inc.
Generational Capital, LLC is an advisor to privately held businesses for mergers & acquisitions.
15 April 2015 - US-based mergers and acquisitions advisor Generational Equity's client, Canadian building code enforcement services provider MuniCode Services Ltd.
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