rocket and feather (effect) - definition and synonyms


or asymmetric price transmission

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the idea that wholesale price rises are passed on to consumers in their entirety whereas falls are passed on very slowly; so prices rise like a rocket and fall like a feather

    Notice how gas goes up like a rocket and comes down like a feather; that's called the "rocket-feather effect."

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/01/2013