Over-talking something and over-publicizing and spinning things is truly a hallmark of our particular brand of Western culture.
The Francophobe preppies of yesteryear will be spinning in their graves.
Coffeehouses stayed open late, while in the countryside, “spinning bees”—nocturnal gatherings of women—were enduringly popular.
Of course, Lehman wasn't alone in spinning positive as the market shuttered last year.
For the same reason a Hummer had cost a fortune: It comes with spinning hubcaps and stainless-steel grill guards.
Maybe you couldn't blame them, spinning in the sunshine like insects of a day.
She said that in her house there were always sixteen spinning wheels at work.
The southern ladies alighted to rest on the sea-strand, and fell to spinning their goodly linen.
It's the energy of the spinning disk that is changed into heat.
Arkwright invented the spinning machines, while a barber's apprentice.
Old English spinnan "draw out and twist fibers into thread," from Proto-Germanic *spenwanan (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian spinna, Danish spinde, Dutch spinnen, Old High German spinnan, German spinnen, Gothic spinnan), from PIE *(s)pen- "stretch" (cf. Armenian henum "I weave;" Greek patos "garment, literally "that which is spun;" Lithuanian pinu "I plait, braid," spandau "I spin;" Middle Welsh cy-ffiniden "spider;" see span (v.)).
Sense of "to cause to turn rapidly" is from 1610s; meaning "revolve, turn around rapidly" first recorded 1660s. Meaning "attempt to influence reporters' minds after an event has taken place but before they have written about it" seems to have risen to popularity in the 1984 U.S. presidential campaign; e.g. spin doctor, first attested 1984. Spinning wheel is attested from c.1400; spinning-jenny is from 1783 (see jenny); invented by James Hargreaves c.1764-7, patented 1770.
"fairly rapid ride," 1856, from spin (v.).
: A distinctive point of view, emphasis, or interpretation; a distinctive character or style: He put a spin on the facts
[1979+; fr the notion of spin on a baseball or pool ball, which gives a deviant rather than a straight track; semantically related to throwing someone a curve]