Great Leap Forward


Also found in: Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Great Leap Forward: Cultural Revolution

Great Leap Forward

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Great Leap Forward the attempt by the People's Republic of China in 1959–60 to solve the country's economic problems by labour-intensive industrialization
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Great Leap Forward

The Chinese Communist attempt to accelerate agricultural collectivization 1958–61.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
References in periodicals archive ?
Councillor John Beaumont, cabinet member for housing, health and communities, said: "This project is a great leap forward in tackling the demand for affordable homes in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
If and when that most exciting event happens, it will truly be a second great leap forward.
Al Nusuf stressed that HH Shaikh Khalid enjoy a wise vision, experience and leadership qualities that would contribute to promoting the Bahrain Olympic Committee reputation after his inspirational efforts at various sports organisations, which made great successful stories, most notably his stint as president of the Bahrain Athletics Association, during which he has made a great leap forward in achieving various remarkable achievements on the Arab, regional and international levels.
Deng was a reformer and closely aligned himself with pragmatist leaders who wanted to encourage petty entrepreneurship in China to increase economic development in the region, especially after the disaster of Mao's Great Leap Forward movement.
Labels such as Bubblewrap, Libertino, Country Mile and Popty Ping are releasing songs of many hues and different flavours, while bands such as grime crew Astroid Boys, would-be stadium rockers Himalayas, glam rock 'n' rollers Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and indie doyennes Estrons look set for the great leap forward.
Dave should take the great leap forward and join the rest of us in 2018 and stop looking back at division and hatred.
"The success of the festival was a great leap forward for the sport in its home country, among its fans and admirers," SPA reported.
The step is a great leap forward towards the facilitation of the vote exercise for such individuals.
He wants to lead the nation to take a great leap forward and all should support him.
The Communist leader is credited with modernising the country but "The Great Leap Forward" created a nationwide famine.
Founding the People's Republic of China in 1949, Mao's misguided attempts at transforming Chinese society resulted in more harm than good, with his 'Great Leap Forward' plan in 1958 resulting in mass starvation and the deaths of millions.
Full browser ?