bubble burst

 Sudden decline in stock prices after a rapid increase.
 ► “Japan’s financial markets are in turmoil more than 5 years after the Tokyo stock market bubble burst in 1990.” (Financial World, Aug. 1, 1995, p. 10)

American business jargon. 2014.

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