Reykjavik-on-Thames love

Reykjavik-on-Thames

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A rich vein of gold and silver discovered in 1859 at Virginia City in western Nevada. Because of wasteful mining techniques, it was largely abandoned by 1898.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And the New York Times isn't the only prominent American voice to raise the spectre of Reykjavik-on-Thames today.

    Basket case Britain

  • With the pound at a multidecade low and British banks requiring ever-larger injections of taxpayer cash, it is no wonder that observers have started to refer to London as 'Reykjavik-on-Thames.'

    Basket case Britain

  • Well, not quite, but the Reykjavik-on-Thames scenario - while still very unlikely - is becoming vivid enough to cause alarm.

    Sterling slip-slides away

  • But the alternative explanation -- that sterling is a victim of "Hedge Fund Britain," with London cast as "Reykjavik-on-Thames" -- doesn't really work either.

    Hedge Fund Britain

  • London taking this Reykjavik-on-Thames thing a bit too far

    FP Passport

  • "You need to make sure that the U.K. is Reykjavik-on-Thames before you bet against the pound." ....

    Wall Street Folly

  • "The Next Iceland", Britain's economic malaise has gotten so bad that people are starting to refer to London as "Reykjavik-on-Thames."

    FP Passport

  • London won itself a new and unenviable nickname: Reykjavik-on-Thames.

    The Guardian World News

  • How likely is a sterling crisis, or is London really Reykjavik-on-Thames?

    Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed

  • FT. com | Willem Buiter's Maverecon | How likely is a sterling crisis, or is London really Reykjavik-on-Thames?

    DRUGI DOM

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