Bubba Gump effect
 n.— «Those numbers might not be startling, but experts warn there is an uneven distribution of the wealth taken from the seas. Fishers whose boats were spared by the storms are able to catch more of what’s out there, allowing them to capitalize while others struggle with repairs. It’s often known as the “Bubba Gump effect,” referring to the 1994 film whose main character, Forrest Gump, had shrimp-fishing success after a major hurricane on the Alabama coast.» —“Storms muddy waters for La. fishers” by Chris Kirkham Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana) May 20, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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