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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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.