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Synonyms for whipsaw

a saw with handles at both ends

victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations

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Emerging economies like Mexico and South Korea were whipsawed by the lack of controls, Rodrik notes.
Typhoon-driven flooding has whipsawed Thailand since late July, killing more than 280 people, affecting more than three quarters of the country's provinces and inflicting billions of dollars in damage.
Oil rose on Friday in late short-covering, ending the week higher after a volatile session whipsawed by European economic concerns.
As a result, the president found himself whipsawed between liberal activists in his own party with visions of Dick Cheney in the dock and apologists for the Bush administration, including the former vice president, who tried to change the subject from the illegality of the interrogation techniques to their supposed success in averting another Sept.
A series of contrasting reports whipsawed financial markets, leaving stock prices basically unchanged in early afternoon trading and bond prices mixed.
Consumers are being whipsawed by the powerful marketing pitch of buy-one-get-one-free offers for nonessential items at a time when they are paying more for must-haves.
Eugene Water & Electric Board officials must have felt whipsawed on Wednesday when members of the Eugene City Council said the utility should reduce the cost of its new operations center while also incorporating additional energy efficiency features.
markets sold off heavily, but were then whipsawed the following day when the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, and others announced the details of the auction.
The Department was whipsawed by "reinventing-government" downsizing, budgetary strictures and gender- and minority-preference legal pressures such that limited promotion slots had to be made available for some at the expense of others.
Living through any legal justice struggle--this one or any that have preceded it--leaves you whipsawed," says Bonauto, 45.
Unless separate new subcommittees are created, and oversight within current subcommittees is dissolved, the new Department will be whipsawed by competing demands and lines of authority within the Appropriations Committees.
The second-term Republican president is a plain-spoken idealist (considered a visionary by his admirers, and dangerously ignorant by his opponents); he is being whipsawed by global challenges and insider ethics scandals and would prefer to spend more time on his ranch.
Murray deals with a range of emotions as the whipsawed protagonist, Sheridan Hart, works to overcome the news.
Kerry, whipsawed by advisers, sent disastrously mixed signals on the Iraq War.