Definition of downslide
: a downward movement
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Le Pen still won a record of nearly 11 million votes and the National Front still remains a force in France, despite the fact that the party seems to be on the downslide.
During Portland's recent downslide, the defense has had some struggles.
With the recent downslide, Portland has completely lost the advantage the club gained by a strong start to the year.
But the downslide is not as dramatic as Velasquez's.
This is a legitimate worry because more and more members of the African-American middle class are finding themselves in an economic downslide, with little hope that the next generation will earn more than the one before.
There’s trouble in paradise: Hutton is unfaithful, distant and on a steep financial downslide.
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Definition of downslide for English Language Learners
: a situation in which something decreases or becomes worse
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