sinking spell


a temporary decline, as in health or market values: Wall Street is over its sinking spell. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sinking spell

  • You know he had a sinking-spell, and they were saying to-night he can't possibly get well.

    V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison