hit the skids

Definition of hit the skids

informal

  1. :  to begin to fail or get worse very suddenly and quickly After he was injured his career hit the skids.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to reach with or as if with a sudden blow

    :  to come in quick forceful contact with

    :  to strike (as a ball) with an object (as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion

  1. :  an act or instance of striking or forcefully coming in contact with someone or something :  an act or instance of hitting or being hit

    :  a stroke of luck

    :  a great success

skidplay skids
  1. :  one of a group of objects (as planks or logs) used to support or elevate a structure or object

    :  a wooden fender hung over a ship's side to protect it in handling cargo

    :  a usually iron shoe or clog attached to a chain and placed under a wheel to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill :  drag

  1. :  to apply a brake or skid to :  slow or halt by a skid

    :  to haul (as logs) by dragging

    :  to haul along, slide, hoist, or store on skids


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