Micawberism


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Micawberism

the excessively optimistic outlook of Wilkins Micawber, a character from Dickens’s novel David Copperfield. — Micawberish, adj.
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But Judge Halpern yesterday dismissed his appeal, ordered Whyte to pay up and suggested he had exhibited "pure Micawberism".
But, I'm afraid, this simply is a further example of the Extend and Pretend Micawberism of the last four years.
In a sense, this is a form of Micawberism in which only one item in the macro-balance is targeted for adjustment.