virtuous circle

noun
variants: or virtuous cycle

Definition of virtuous circle

:a chain of events in which one desirable occurrence leads to another which further promotes the first occurrence and so on resulting in a continuous process of improvement
  • But the economy is depressed, in large part, because of the housing bust, which immediately suggests the possibility of a virtuous circle: an improving economy leads to a surge in home purchases, which leads to more construction, which strengthens the economy further, and so on.
  • —Paul Krugman

First Known Use of virtuous circle

1903


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