economy

noun
1 operation of a country's money supply
ADJECTIVE
booming, buoyant (esp. BrE), dynamic, healthy, prosperous, robust, sound, stable, strong, thriving, vibrant
expanding, growing
improving, recovering, strengthening
ailing, bad (esp. AmE), declining, depressed, failing, faltering, flagging, moribund, sagging (esp. AmE), slowing, sluggish, slumping (esp. AmE), sputtering (esp. AmE), stagnant, struggling, troubled, weakening

The government devalued the currency to try to revive the flagging economy.

fragile, vulnerable, weak
overheated
bubble

In order for our bubble economy to continue expanding, Americans must continue spending.

competitive
sustainable
advanced, developed, modern
developing, emerging, new, third-world
agrarian, agricultural, capitalist, free-market, industrial, industrialized, knowledge-based, liberal, market, mixed, monetary, planned, political, rural, socialist

a modern industrial economy

domestic, global, globalized, internal, international, local, national, world

the increasingly competitive global economy

black, illicit (AmE), informal, underground

The black economy booms when there is high unemployment.

VERB + ECONOMY
build, create, rebuild

Each party has its own strategy for building a strong economy.

control, handle, manage, regulate, run

The government was accused of failing to run the economy competently.

bolster, boost, develop, expand, grow (esp. AmE), improve, jump-start, kick-start, rescue, revitalize, revive, spur, stimulate, strengthen
cripple, damage, destabilize, destroy, devastate, disrupt, harm, hurt, ruin, undermine, weaken, wreck
drive, fuel

Income from this exported crop drove the economy of Mali.

slow

Government measures to slow the economy failed to curb fuel demand growth.

shape, transform

This massive retailer has been shaping the economy for a decade.

benefit, help, support, sustain

We want to support the local economy.

threaten

Should we be worried that a dollar crisis threatens the economy?

fix (esp. AmE), stabilize
reform, restructure
liberalize, modernize

Japan has successfully modernized its economy.

diversify

Cuba should have been able to diversify its economy.

dominate

Tourism clearly dominates the local economy.

ECONOMY + VERB
boom, develop, expand, flourish, grow, improve
be in recession, go into recession
collapse, contract, decline, fail, falter, shrink, slow, stagnate, struggle, suffer
pick up, rebound, recover, stabilize, turn around, turn round (esp. BrE)
be based on sth

The region has an economy based on services and finance.

emerge from sth

The South African economy emerged from decades of international isolation.

experience sth

It has been a while since the economy experienced a deep economic downturn.

function, operate, perform

The economy is functioning very poorly.

move

It's the industry which keeps our national economy moving.

hum (AmE), hum along (esp. AmE)

The economy is humming along at a healthy 4% pace.

create sth, generate sth, produce sth
PHRASES
an area of the economy, a sector of the economy

Drivers are needed in all sectors of the economy.

the backbone of the economy, the mainstay of the economy

Agriculture was the backbone of the economy.

a downturn in the economy, a downturn of the economy

A downturn in the economy is affecting many small businesses.

growth in the economy, growth of the economy

A small manufacturing sector inhibits growth in the economy.

control, handling, management, etc. of the economy

37% approved the president's handling of the economy.

the size of the economy, the state of the economy

The government has been criticized over the state of the economy.

2 careful use of money/time/resources
ADJECTIVE
significant
false

Buying cheap shoes is a false economy.

fuel

The company has improved the fuel economy of all its vehicles.

VERB + ECONOMY
achieve, make

We could achieve major economies in time with this new machinery.

ECONOMY + NOUN
drive (BrE)

Savings are being planned as part of a huge economy drive.

PREPOSITION
economy in

possible economies in telephone costs

PHRASES
economy of effort, economy of movement

It was impressive to see her economy of movement as she worked the machine.

economy of scale

Bigger markets can provide significant economies of scale.


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