nose dive


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nose dive

a sudden plunge with the nose or front pointing downwards, esp of an aircraft
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Nakhjavani has not said to what Iran attributed the 2009 nose dive crash.
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TOKYO - Tokyo stocks rose Tuesday morning as bargain-hunting set in after their nose dive Monday that sent the key Nikkei index to a two-month low.
But while her Wacky - Races - style plane managed to stay in the air the programme took a nose dive.
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But did his career nose dive cos he did promo deals with one paper and upset its rivals, as Piers Morgan argued?
The nation's consumer confidence level took a nose dive again in October, falling to its lowest level in seven years.
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