spiral down


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spiral down

to descend in a spiral path. The ancient trail spiraled down the mountain peak. A path spiraled down and at the bottom was a small refreshment stand.
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Both scenarios above involve a spiral down, but the fire means your priority is getting down fast and figuring out some soft place to crash later.
You get some planes that stay in the air for a long time and then spiral down to where they started.
And just as a title card needlessly announces that it's ``heaven'' time, you can be sure that Candy and Dan will eventually spiral down into hell, just like the addicts in ``Trainspotting,'' ``Requiem for a Dream,'' ``Rush,'' ``Drugstore Cowboy'' .
Its distinctiveness, however, has little to do with the fractal composition that creates three rooms on three levels that spiral down from the high-level entrance that is accessed via a concrete stair.
Once we scrub nature from our vocabulary, we spiral down to survival in its rawest sense.
Henman's back problems have been the root of his spiral down to 70th in the world rankings.
Unemployment will rise, and you--lacking, of course, the healthcare and other benefits provided by the French welfare state--will quickly spiral down into starvation.
Kevin Ryan's gelding took a slow spiral down the ratings in that time and his victory on the all-weather surface was no surprise as he had finished in the frame on his previous two starts.