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feast or famine

feast or fam·ine
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feest awr fam-in]
    • /fist ɔr ˈfæm ɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feest awr fam-in]
    • /fist ɔr ˈfæm ɪn/

Definition of feast or famine words

  • adjective feast or famine characterized by alternating, extremely high and low degrees of prosperity, success, volume of business, etc.: artists who lead a feast-or-famine life. 1

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Parts of speech for Feast or famine

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

feast or famine popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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