There is a dive in the swimming pool and then there is a nosedive. Not quite the same things, are they? The only thing common between them is the descent, one does fall from a pedestal for sure. A nosedive is sharp drop or plunge, the kind aircraft’s make. If one’s future has taken a nosedive, then the alarm bells would ring for sure, wouldn’t they? (the reference to alarm bells here is with regards to danger).

The dictionary definitions for nosedive are as follows:
1. A very steep dive of an aircraft. (noun)
2. A sudden, swift drop or plunge. (noun)

Usage Examples for:
1. Stock prices took a nosedive as they often do.
2. His future took a big nosedive when he was sacked from his job.

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