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spell

1. informal A period of some particular kind of weather. It looks like we're in for a dry spell. I hope this cold spell ends soon—I'm sick of being stuck inside.
2. informal A bout, fit, or period of some particular kind of physical or mental distress or disorder. I've been having these strange dizzy spells lately. I always get into a depressed spell around this time of year.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

spell someone (at something)

to take a turn at doing something while the person who was doing it can take a rest. I will spell you at selling tickets while you go and grab a bite to eat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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