nosedive

nosedive

You may have seen those scary headlines in financial papers, or on TV: “Markets nosedive”

What does “nosedive” mean? These two pictures should make it clear. The first one shows an aircraft nosediving. The second one is a chart of a stock that opened at $90 at 9am and then nosedived between 3pm and 4pm to finish at $30.

nosedive


By Josef Essberger for EnglishClub October 2008
Josef started teaching English as a foreign language in 1991 and founded EnglishClub for learners and teachers in 1997.

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