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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Air
tailspintail‧spin /ˈteɪlˌspɪn/ noun [countable usually singular]  1 in/into a tailspin2 TTAwhen a plane falls through the air, with the front pointing downwards and the back spinning in a circle
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tailspinBut I don't go into a tailspin over it.Lenny's career went into a tailspin when he decided personality mattered more than material.The economy went into a tailspin.Its shares went into a tailspin.
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