upward spiral


: a situation in which something continuously increases
Gas prices continued their dizzying upward spiral.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Read full article The central bank has spent the past year aggressively hiking interest rates in a bid to halt the upward spiral in the cost of living, and it’s had some success. Larry Edelman, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Mar. 2023

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“Upward spiral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upward%20spiral. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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