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    Singlish (Singapore English) term meaning afraid to lose out

    They are kiasu and queued up 5 hours before the sale starts so as not to miss out any great bargains.

    Submitted by TP from Singapore on 19/02/2016
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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