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


false dawn

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