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banana republic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbanana republicbaˈnana reˌpublic noun [countable]  PTan insulting word for a small poor country with weak government that depends on financial help from abroad
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banana republicThe guy has more titles than the leader of a banana republic.This is proof of the erosive effects of past inflation rate which climbed to banana republic levels in the 1970s.
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