rake's progress


Definition of rake's progress

: a reckless course : a steady deterioration while a painful policy of deflation is being pursued in some countries, the inflationary rake's progress is going merrily onIrish Statesman

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History and Etymology for rake's progress

from The Rake's Progress (1735), series of engravings by William Hogarth †1764 English artist

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“Rake's progress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rake%27s%20progress. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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