"spinning out of control"

Posted by Henry on March 18, 2004

In Reply to: "Spinning out of control" posted by Miri Barak on March 18, 2004

: context:

: "Vying for territorial control two dwarf Iguanodons duke it out and the fight seems to be spinning out of control".

: My question: is it a mixture of "spinning out" which mean to make it longer and out of control? and if not - what is the meaning?

: I saw it in google in political context.

: Thanks again and where would I be without you?

I'd say it was a comparison with an aeroplane going into a spin, either because the aeroplane has been damaged (in a dog-fight) or because the pilot has lost control through lack of expertise. Other views welcome!