go\ into\ a\ tail\ spin

• 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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