Spun

(To be) Exhausted, undone, ruined.

I shall be spun. There is a voice within
Which tells me plainly I am all undone;
For though I toil not, neither do I spin,
I shall be spun.

Robert Murray (1863).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Spun from Fact Monster:

  • Will Rogers - Will Rogers actor, humorist Born: 11/4/1879 Birthplace: Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oologah, ...
  • Brent Spiner - Brent Spiner actor Born: 2/2/1949 Birthplace: Houston, Texas Spiner's acting career began with ...
  • Fates - Fates Fates, in Greek religion and mythology, three goddesses who controlled human lives; also ...
  • Norns - Norns Norns, the Norse Fates. Like the Fates of Greek religion and mythology, the Norns spun and ...
  • motion picture photography: The Camera - The Camera The motion picture camera (see under camera) was developed from simple multi-image ...

Related Content