too big to fail

Definition of "too big to fail"
  1. An idea that certain financial institutions are so significant that their bankruptcy could cause a nationwide economic crisis, thus necessitating government intervention
How to use "too big to fail" in a sentence
  1. The bank was considered too big to fail, prompting a government bailout.
  2. Fear of a recession led the government to classify some institutions as too big to fail.
  3. Financial analysts argue that the too big to fail policy can encourage reckless behavior among large financial institutions.

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