tailspin definition by Webster's New World
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- spin ()also tail spin
- a state of rapidly increasing depression or confusion
tailspin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep, spiral spin.
- Informal A loss of emotional control sometimes resulting in emotional collapse.
tailspin - Phrases/Idioms
see go into a tailspin.