downspin downspin

Definition(s):

  • (n) a swift and dangerous downturn

Usage(s):

  • One effect of the new bills was to send the sinking cruzeiro into another downspin, from 850 per dollar to more than 900.

Quotes

  1. "I assume that 'Antichrist' will be my next film. But right now I don't know," von Trier told the paper. "After my downspin, I feel like a blank sheet of paper."
    on May 12, 2007 By: Lars von Trier Source: Reuters

  2. "Every day that passes, things get worse. : The economy is in a downspin," said Zubair Iqbal, a retired IMF economist now at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Allama Iqbal Source: USA Today

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