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Definition of tailspin

tailspin

noun

  • a period of increasing failure/discomfort/etc.
                                                                                                             

    Citation from "Dumped, But Not Down", Psychology Today, Carlin Flora, July 01 2007 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Mar 24 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 24 2010.

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