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  • noun informal The ability to recover from bad circumstances.


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bounce back +‎ -ability. First claimed [to have been invented] by Crystal Palace manager, Iain Dowie.


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  • Iain Dowie coined the term bouncebackability, but he did not want to see a demonstration here, as Hull appeared on course for the first away win in over a year, only to lose thanks to two

    The Guardian World News Paul Doyle 2010

  • No doubt he hopes the Clameron alliance will, as a result, choose to illuminate their utterances with quotations from Seneca rather than Ian Dowie (as Lord Mandelson did recently when talking of Gordon Brown's "bouncebackability").

    Beautiful game is not a political football 2010

  • This is the man who coined the phrase 'bouncebackability' after a swashbuckling performance from his Crystal Palace team and it made such an impact that it found its way into the dictionary!

    Give Me Football Featured Content Ian Clarkson 2010

  • Some on the monetary policy committee already seem to be itching to withdraw the stimulus: independent member Andrew Sentance gave an upbeat interview to the Guardian last week, stressing Britain's "bouncebackability".

    Latest financial, market & economic news and analysis | 2010

  • Independent member Andrew Sentance recently stressed the "bouncebackability" of the economy.

    The Guardian World News Julia Kollewe 2010

  • When he introduced the word "bouncebackability" to the English language, Iain Dowie can scarcely have imagined how it would come to define his own managerial career.

    Soccer Blogs - latest posts 2009

  • Everyone wrote the Potters off as top-flight whipping boys following their opening-day 3-1 defeat at Bolton, but they displayed immediate 'bouncebackability' by edging Aston Villa in a

    TEAMtalk Football News 2009

  • And others are ones whose time has obviously come, or possibly gone, in the way of slang -- automagically, bouncebackability, fakelore, hacktivist, voddy for vodka.

    OED words added jinty 2006

  • The gallows humour during the interval suggested Strauss had lost something in the interpretation of bouncebackability and nothing changed that view after Hashim Amla and Smith opened briskly.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed 2011

  • Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney, Suncorp Stadium, Sunday 3pm EST I know cats have nine lives, but someone needs to find out the bouncebackability of the humble rabbit. | Top Stories 2011


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