Definition of hit the skids
- After he was injured his career hit the skids.
: to reach with or as if with a sudden blow
: to come in quick forceful contact with
: to strike (something, such as a ball) with an object (such as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion
: 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
: one of a group of objects (such 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
: to apply a brake or skid to : slow or halt by a skid
: to haul (logs or something similar) by dragging
: to haul along, slide, hoist, or store on skids
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