in the tank


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in the ˈtank

(American English, informal, business) (about the price of shares, bonds, etc.) falling quickly: Technology stocks are doing well, but everything else is in the tank.
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in the tank

1. In reserve: a runner who didn't have enough in the tank to hold the lead.
2. In a state of decline or failure: Stocks have been in the tank for months.
3. Enthusiastically partial; strongly favoring: a reporter accused of being in the tank for a candidate.
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JW: We now had the molds correctly set in the tank.
That was done stone by stone, with Scott or Daniel in the tank and me usually up by the camera.
Fish are very hard to control, so I made a point of trying to shoot almost every fish I had in every conceivable position in the tank, in order to make sure I had a good selection for the montage.