country in transition


country in transition
   a poor and backward country
   The phrase fails to specify in which direction it is moving:
    ... those thrilling economies known to the IMF as Less Developed Countries or (a new euphemism) countries in transition. {Daily Telegraph, 15 September 1994)

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