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  • adj. Alternative spelling of eyewatering.


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  • During that time, government debt has risen to an eye-watering 220% of GDP and the government will this year run a deficit of 10% of GDP, the highest in the world.

    U.K. Has Plenty to Learn From Japan

  • Meanwhile, Standard & Poor's announcement on April 18 that it had revised its outlook on the U.S to negative focused the market's attention on the U.S.'s eye-watering fiscal deficit and the current political stalemate there.

    Dollar Isn't in a Crisis, but a Rout Could Come Quickly

  • • Board a pleasure boat on the Nile, where the capital's denizens come out to play in a fiesta of ear-splitting Arab pop beats and eye-watering neon.

    Back to the Middle East: Egypt needs your holiday money

  • Each painstaking snip rang through the hangar-like space with eye-watering reverberation, made worse by the thought of that horrid trail of half-mooned leavings under foot.

    O tempora, O mores

  • A beautiful three-bedroom townhouse in one of London's most expensive addresses (Regent's Park) costs an eye-watering £1,350–£2,150 a day (sleeping up to 10) but a rustic timber retreat on Australia's Great Ocean Road sleeping up to six is a more affordable £115.

    One Fine Stay in London

  • According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, an eye-watering $1,900bn (£1,200bn) a year needs to be spent on roads, rail, telecoms, electricity and water every year until 2020.

    How pension funds can plug the investment gap

  • Its credit-default swaps leapt to an all-time high: It now costs an eye-watering $1.6 million a year to insure $10 million of its debt against default for five years, according to Markit.


  • Even if bondholder haircuts were increased to 60%, Greece would still need a €109 billion bailout and its debt-to-GDP ratio would still be an eye-watering 110% in 2020.

    Crunch Time for Franco-German Relations

  • That eye-watering sum has spurred talk that a "hard market"—insurance talk for a time in which firms can charge higher premiums—may finally be within reach.

    For Insurers, Bad—but Not Bad Enough

  • And under that main piece in the English and Northern Irish editions of the paper, a rant about the English being forced to pay "eye-watering" prescription charges, while others get medicines free.

    Hugh Muir's diary


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