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Spin

To attempt to present a situation in the best possible light. For example, a political operative may attempt to spin a situation in which a candidate who took a bribe by saying it was a gift or donation. The term is somewhat derogatory, but is common in business as well as politics. See also: Jawboning.
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Lift us to seize the present, wrench it out of its downspin.
A medical bill or some other expense has thrown them into a downspin.
However, for Taiwan, Japan's report, issued Saturday, served as a fresh trigger, shoving bilateral ties into a dangerous downspin.
14), (15), (16) are solved numerically [15] for the tunneling probabilities corresponding to up-spin and downspin for the tunneled electrons.