sinking spell

a temporary decline, as in health or market values: Wall Street is over its sinking spell. Unabridged
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sinking spell

a temporary decline in health or value 
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Example sentences
During bis absence she was taken suddenly with a sinking spell, and the landlady became greatly alarmed.
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