invisible import

/ɪnˌvɪzəbəl ˈɪmpɔt/ (say in.vizuhbuhl 'impawt)

noun
an activity, such as a holiday abroad, which involves the spending of currency in a foreign country.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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