overexpansion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ expansion

Noun[edit]

overexpansion (countable and uncountable, plural overexpansions)

  1. Excessive expansion, especially expansion that is not sustainable
    • 2009, January 21, Questions for Mr. Geithner[1]:
      Three major problems led to Citigroup’s downfall: bad investment policy; overexpansion, which overwhelmed Citigroup’s management; and an inadequate capital base.

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