go\ into\ a\ nose\ dive

• go into a tailspin
• go into a nose dive
1. v. phr. informal
To fall or go down badly; collapse; give up trying.

The team went into a tailspin after their captain was hurt, and they were badly beaten.

2. informal To become very anxious, confused, or mentally sick; give up hope.

The man went into a tailspin after his wife died and he never got over it.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • into a nose dive — See: oo INTO A TAIL SPIN or GO INTO A NOSE DIVE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • into a nose dive — See: oo INTO A TAIL SPIN or GO INTO A NOSE DIVE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • into\ a\ nose\ dive — See: go into a tail spin or go into a nose dive …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go into a nose dive — See: GO INTO A TAIL SPIN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go into a nose dive — See: GO INTO A TAIL SPIN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nose dive — noun a steep nose down descent by an aircraft • Syn: ↑dive, ↑nosedive • Hypernyms: ↑descent • Hyponyms: ↑power dive * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • nose dive — n. 1) (also fig.) to go into, take a nose dive (stocks took a nose dive) 2) to come out of a nose dive * * * take a nose dive (stocks took a nose dive) (also fig.) to go into to come out of a nose dive …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nose-dive — v plunge, dive, swoop, jackknife, jump headlong or headfirst; pitch, lurch, fall headfirst, take a spill or a fall, tumble, stumble; drop, decline, descend, fall, go down; fall off, worsen, get worse, look bad, go into a tailspin …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • nose·dive — /ˈnoʊzˌdaıv/ noun, pl dives [count] 1 : a sudden sharp drop made by an airplane with its front end pointing toward the ground The plane went into a nosedive. 2 : a sudden sharp drop in price, value, condition, etc. The stock market took a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nose — See: COUNT HEADS or COUNT NOSES, CUT OFF ONE S NOSE TO SPITE ONE S FACE, FOLLOW ONE S NOSE, GO INTO A TAIL SPIN or GO INTO A NOSE DIVE, HARD NOSED, KEEP ONE S NOSE CLEAN, KEEP ONE S NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE, LEAD BY THE NOSE, LOOK DOWN ONE S NOSE… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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