Definition of 'swinge'
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There would either have had to have been huge tax increases or swingeing cuts to public services. The Sun (2016)The problems are so bad that ministers will struggle to force through swingeing budget cuts. The Sun (2011)Her budget will be full of swingeing public sector cuts as she struggles to reduce the deficit. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He said it would mean introducing swingeing cuts in other parts of the defence budget. The Sun (2010)But officials are still considering if the idea is affordable at a time of swingeing cuts. The Sun (2011)These are countries that are having to implement swingeing austerity measures. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He had been under pressure from international organisations over his swingeing austerity measures. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you can avoid swingeing spending cuts or big tax increases it is generally better to do so. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And recent swingeing defence cuts have raised very real questions about what our armed forces are capable of today. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Landlords can expect swingeing rent increases. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There have been swingeing cuts to forces' budgets. The Sun (2011)In Britain swingeing public spending cuts loom. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sources say foreign truckers will be expected to pay the charge in advance over the internet and will be hit with swingeing fines for not doing so. The Sun (2012)Meanwhile, the popular understanding that the domestic bank bailout led to the swingeing public spending cuts that are now beginning is a red herring. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Does Dr Cable worry that he is giving cover to their swingeing cuts? Times, Sunday Times (2010)How will Spaniards or Greeks feel if foreign politicians impose swingeing austerity measures? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Experts fear as many as 600,000 public sector jobs could go over the next five years as swingeing Government spending cuts hit. The Sun (2010)The allegations will be fiercely contested, but if the charge is proved, retailers and dairy companies can expect swingeing fines running into millions of pounds. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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