feast or famine

feast or famine
we either have too little or too much, boom or bust
  

When we were in business we'd have years of profit followed by years of loss. It was feast or famine.


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  • feast or famine — noun A situation in which something is always either extremely abundant or in extremely short supply …   Wiktionary

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