crackup


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Synonyms for crackup

a wrecking of a vehicle

a sudden sharp decline in mental, emotional, or physical health

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And that doesn't even take into account the growing risk of a euro crackup. For years Spain and other troubled European nations have been told that they can only recover through a combination of fiscal austerity and "internal devaluation," which basically means cutting wages.
CALIFORNIA CRACKUP: HOW REFORM BROKE THE GOLDEN STATE AND HOW WE CAN FIX IT
Pressure and stress can lead to a crackup, or several, if you are a glacier.
CALIFORNIA CRACKUP: HOW REFORM BROKE TILE GOLDEN STATE AND HOW WE CAN FIX IT BY JOE MATHEWS AND MARK PAUL, University of California Press, 224 pages, $19.95
The unit's unsteady cohesion and knack for literally going in circles hints at a coming crackup, even before they reach their intended goal.
While Ronald Bailey's "Climate Crackup" and Jonathan Adier's "The EPA's Carbon Footprint" (March) were interesting, I was disappointed to find no unique libertarian perspective on global warming.
He's also a quick wit, another necessity in an all-too-snarky age: During a recent appearance on The Colbert Report, he made the host himself crackup, no small feat.
David Kirkpatrick made the same assumption in his October, 2007, New York Times Sunday Magazine article, "The Evangelical Crackup." (3) In this article, which could have been more accurately titled "The Evangelical Right's Political Crackup," he defines "evangelical" politically and socially, which is a fundamental error.
A recent article in The New York Times Magazine by David Kirkpatrick (entitled "The Evangelical Crackup") advanced the hypothesis that "the extraordinary evangelical love affair with Bush has ended, for many." Kirkpatrick built most of his article around interviews with conservative Christian pastors and religious leaders, but at one point he bolsters his argument using poll data:
And it won't be enough to prevent the crackup that will soon finish off the era of Republican dominance.
The rise in liquidity in global capital markets is challenging New York's grip on the title of "the world's financial capital." Part of the problem is regulatory, as Jim Copland notes in "Capital Market Crackup" (p.
You might have read in last week's edition about the crackup of northeast Arkansas' largest advertising firm, MKB Marketing of Jonesboro, which appears to be the result of a $750,000 judgment against the company's three founding partners.
"His crackup was as public and spectacular as any in recent history," says Allen.
24 said, "The Republican Congress is turning into something of an embarrassment, if not a crackup. Who is going to pay for all this stuff?"
Since the Clinton crackup, Democrats have struggled to reassert the healthcare issue.