spin out of

spin out of control

1. To spin or move around wildly or without the capacity of being controlled. After the second engine went dead, the plane started spinning out of control as it plummeted to the ground. She cranked the mechanical bull up to its maximum speed, and it started to spin out of control.
2. To continue getting worse, more erratic, or more unmanageable. With no job and a pile of debt, it just felt like my life was spinning out of control. You're the project manager—it's your job to make sure this project doesn't spin out of control.
See also: control, of, out, spin

spin something out of something

 and spin something out
to remove liquid from something by spinning. The washer spun the water out of the load of clothing. The washer spun out all the water in the clothes.
See also: of, out, spin
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The Department of Defense (DOD) plans to accelerate the spin out of selected FCS technologies to all brigade combat teams (BCTs) but will recommend cancelling the manned ground vehicle (MGV) component of the program, which was intended to field eight separate tracked combat vehicle variants built on a common chassis that would eventually replace combat vehicles such as the M-1 Abrams tank, the M-2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle, and the M-109 Paladin self-propelled artillery system.
(12) The FCS program's lead systems integrators-Boeing and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIL)--will not be retained for the GCV program but may serve as lead systems integrators for the spin out of FCS technologies to BCTs.