in the tank


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in the tank

1. Plummeting, as of prices. Housing prices around here are in the tank right now, so I doubt we'll get the price that we want if we sell.
2. Available for use. I always keep an extra box of cereal in the tank for the kids. If you don't eat well before the game, you won't have enough energy in the tank to play well.
3. Very much in favor of someone or something. I'm not in the tank for anyone, I swear—I'm completely neutral!
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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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That was done stone by stone, with Scott or Daniel in the tank and me usually up by the camera.
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