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tanker yanker

tanker yanker  n.— «“We’ve got to get the same work done in less time, and that makes the job more stressful,” said Bob Williams, a “tanker yanker,” a hauler of hazardous chemicals. “Listen, we’re adults, and we...

graveyard spiral

graveyard spiral  n.— «t looks to me like AOL has just paid $4.21B for a company that has yet to make money. (AOL, did you check NSCP’s P/E ratio?) and was in a Graveyard Spiral.» —“Re: AOL buying Netscape” by Antonius...

graveyard spiral

graveyard spiral  n.— «He told naval authorities that while he was over Cherry Point in thick clouds at 40,000 feet the Banshee suddenly went out of control and nosed into a “graveyard spiral,” a downward banking motion at...

graveyard spiral

graveyard spiral n. originally, an inescapable winding descent of an airplane that leads to a crash; (hence), the rapid decline or devaluation of something, such as a career, a company, etc. Editorial Note: Synonyms are dead man’s spiral and the far...

graveyard spiral

graveyard spiral  n.— «I don’t remember ever hearing of a single crash due to an accidental, recoverable spin. Pilots get killed in graveyard spirals…but they aren’t spins, and the root cause is not the airplane.» —“Re: American...

graveyard spiral

graveyard spiral  n.— «Smokey, a goofball, silly but friendly car-chase comedy, became a runaway hit and locked Reynolds into a series of road-race films that put his film career into a graveyard spiral.» —“Affable Reynolds stays...