spin out of control

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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But in Will's graduating year, his best friend outs him on Facebook, and his small-town life starts to spin out of control. He realizes he's not like everyone else and he's not like Daniel.
Incredibly, the CFR's Iran expert Nasr asserts that the Tehran regime actually should be considered a vital security ally who can help assure that Iraqi factions do not "spin out of control, destabilize southern Iraq, and erode government authority in Baghdad." But are we truly supposed to believe that the best course of action is to support "stability" in Iraq under Shiite fanatics backed by Iran?
"I was in the one behind Jim when we saw it start to lurch from side to side and spin out of control.