foundering foundering  /ˈfaʊn də rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (of a ship) sinking

News

  1. Senate Democrats press ahead on spending bills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With efforts on a broader budget deal foundering, Senate Democrats moved ahead Thursday with spending bills that ignore a second year of spending cuts mandated under the 2011 budget and debt deal.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Senate Democrats press ahead on spending bills restoring sequestration-mandated budget cuts

    WASHINGTON — With efforts on a broader budget deal foundering, Senate Democrats moved ahead Thursday with spending bills that ignore a second year of spending cuts mandated under the 2011 budget and debt deal.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Bryzgalov has big contract, but no net worth

    It's time for Flyers to cut their losses and buy out the foundering goalie.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. Cape Town's rapid transport system was "foundering a little bit", Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said on Thursday.
    on Oct 29, 2009 By: Trevor Manuel Source: Independent Online

  2. "Don't interpret this as the project foundering," said Banks. "It is on track and we are making progress."
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: John Banks Source: Manawatu Standard

  3. California Democrat Henry Waxman argued, quote: "Our nation's economy is foundering (and) we need to respond; we urgently need an economic recovery package to set the nation on the proper course to rebound."
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Henry Waxman Source: MyStateline.com

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affectation affectation
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