either\ a\ feast\ or\ a\ famine

• feast or a famine
• either a feast or a famine
n. phr.
Plenty or very little; big success or bad failure.

In this business it's either a feast or a famine.

He is very careless with his money, it is always a feast or a famine with him.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • either a feast or a famine — See: FEAST OR A FAMINE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • either a feast or a famine — See: FEAST OR A FAMINE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • feast\ or\ a\ famine — • feast or a famine • either a feast or a famine n. phr. Plenty or very little; big success or bad failure. In this business it s either a feast or a famine. He is very careless with his money, it is always a feast or a famine with him …   Словарь американских идиом

  • feast or a famine — {n. phr.} Plenty or very little; big success or bad failure. * /In this business it s either a feast or a famine./ * /He is very careless with his money, it is always a feast or a famine with him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • feast or a famine — {n. phr.} Plenty or very little; big success or bad failure. * /In this business it s either a feast or a famine./ * /He is very careless with his money, it is always a feast or a famine with him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • either feast or famine — (either) feast or famine either too much or too little of something. It s feast or famine last week I had no work, and now I am too busy! Usage notes: often used in the form it s (either) feast or famine, as in the example …   New idioms dictionary

  • feast or famine — (either) feast or famine either too much or too little of something. It s feast or famine last week I had no work, and now I am too busy! Usage notes: often used in the form it s (either) feast or famine, as in the example …   New idioms dictionary

  • feast or famine — phrase a situation in which there is either far too much of something or not nearly enough of it Thesaurus: difficult situations and experiencessynonym Main entry: feast * * * either too much of something or too little …   Useful english dictionary

  • feast or famine — something that you say which means that you either have too much of something or you have too little. It s either feast or famine on television; last week there was nothing I wanted to see and this week there are three good films on at the same… …   New idioms dictionary

  • feast — feast1 [ fist ] noun count 1. ) a large meal a ) a large meal for a lot of people, usually in order to celebrate something b ) a large amount of a particular food that you enjoy eating: a feast of wild raspberries 2. ) a large number of good,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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