Lose emotional control, collapse, panic. For example, If she fails the bar exam again, she’s sure to go into a tailspin. This expression alludes to the downward movement of an airplane out of control, in which the tail describes a spiral. [ Early 1900s ]
noun, Horology. 1. the gear train for moving the hands of a timepiece or giving some other visual indication of the time.
[goh-ing-oh-ver] /ˈgoʊ ɪŋˈoʊ vər/ noun, plural goings-over [goh-ingz-oh-ver] /ˈgoʊ ɪŋzˈoʊ vər/ (Show IPA) 1. a review, examination, or investigation: The accounts were given a thorough going-over. 2. a severe, thorough scolding. 3. a sound thrashing; beating: The hoodlums gave him a good going-over when they found him. noun (informal) (pl) goings-over 1. a check, examination, […]
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[goh] /goʊ/ verb (used without object), went, gone, going. 1. to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They’re going by bus. 2. to leave a place; depart: People were coming and going all the time. 3. to keep or be in motion; function or perform as required: Can’t you go any faster in […]