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Boom

A sudden and great demand of a thing, with a corresponding rise in its price. The rush of a ship under press of sail. The word arises from the sound of booming or rushing water.

“The boom was something wonderful. Everybody bought, everybody sold.” —Mark Twain: Life on the Mississippi, chap. 57.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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