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Definition of false dawn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

false dawn

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌfɔːls ˈdɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːls ˈdɔːn//
 
[usually singular] (formal)
 
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a situation in which you think that something good is going to happen but it does not a false dawn for the economy
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: false dawn