\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ adjective
: marked by extremes (as of success and failure or prosperity and depression)

ski-area operators agree that theirs is uniquely a feast-or-famine business — William Gilman

it follows … that mineral exploitation is a feast-or-famine industry — H.A.Meyerhoff

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/feest"euhr fam"in/, adj.
characterized by alternating, extremely high and low degrees of prosperity, success, volume of business, etc.: artists who lead a feast-or-famine life.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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