When used improperly those encouraging statistics take a nose dive.
The Inn still remains charming, but the food and service have taken a nose dive.
With the utmost difficulty Alfred succeeded in preventing her from taking a nose dive into the sea.
At first sight it seemed as if the Hun were executing a nose dive.
The big dirigibles also made a nose dive, and turned loose with its machine guns.
We were almost sure that was no atmosphere there—which meant we'd nose dive into the rocks at five thousand miles an hour.
The doctor's untrammelled thoughts began to climb high, spin, nose dive and loop the loop.
We saw the German's machine dip over preparatory to starting the nose dive.
It makes up its mind that it has been held too high, and immediately goes into a nose dive to rectify the fault.
They sent the Stuka into a nose dive, spewing bombs to lighten their load, but they were not fast enough.
A sudden and large decrease: The price of gold took a nose dive (1920+)
: Our morale nose-dived yesterday
[fr the precipitate descent of an airplane, found by 1912]