(in pair skating) a dramatic movement in which the man spins his partner around him in a gradually increasing radius while he spins in place, holding the extended arm of the woman, who revolves around him on one skate with the other leg stretched out and gradually lowers herself backward until she is just above the ice surface.
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How to use death spiral in a sentence
India, which had merely got lucky the first time round, went into a death spiral.‘I Pray for My Nani.’ The Survivor’s Guilt of Watching India’s COVID-19 Catastrophe Unfold From Afar | Aatish Taseer | April 27, 2021 | Time
This produces the transit version of a death spiral—a more arduous commute and fewer opportunities for the affected communities.The pandemic could remake public transportation for the better | John Surico | April 26, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
To prevent that death spiral, we should just let cities borrow and spend and borrow and spend until the crisis has past.America's Cities Are in Crisis. They Should be Allowed to Raise Debt to Save Themselves | Zachary Karabell | February 11, 2021 | Time
It sends us even deeper into the partisan death spiral we were already in.
The 49ers are filled with relics of the last calamitous decade — a death spiral of dysfunction and double-digit losing seasons that sent the Washington franchise slumping into irrelevance.Playing the 49ers reminds of past failures, but Washington finally seems to have moved on | Les Carpenter | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Without those subsidies, the worst-case scenario has Obamacare entering a fiscal death spiral.
In 2008, it was looking at a death spiral: cut credit ratings, claims on the policies, and collateral calls.Remember the $182 Billion AIG Bailout? It Just Wasn’t Generous Enough | Daniel Gross | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is the big enchilada, and the culmination of the alleged death spiral.
This is the notorious "death spiral" that Obamacare critics warned about from the start.
One look at today's health exchange prices suggests that the death spiral is already beginning.