noun Also tail spin .
verb (used without object), tail·spinned, tail·spin·ning.
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Example sentences from the Web for tailspin
The effort to sterilize his image first began when Epstein hired Los Angeles-based spin doctors Sitrick Co.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although he brings a Western spin to things, he seems equally inspired by the local sense of style.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Spin control began, Florida-style: the opinion only covers some counties, some people, some times.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
David Greenberg at Rutgers University has a book coming out next year on political spin.
Aaron Paul may play a young Han Solo in the first Star Wars spin-off.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The dog stood with hanging head and tail, as if ashamed he had let so many of his enemies get away unharmed.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The Arab pricked his ears, swished his long and arched tail viciously, and showed the whites of his eyes.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was no worm that Mrs. Robin had found, but Grandfather Mole's hairless tail sticking out of the ground.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
And there shall be no work for Egypt, to make head or tail, him that bendeth down, or that holdeth back.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
That was not the exact word that he used, but he expressed it by beating his tail against the table and giving a long howl.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for tailspin
Idioms and Phrases with tailspin
see go into a tailspin.