in terminal decline

idiom

British
: getting worse without any chance to improve
The business is in terminal decline.

Examples of in terminal decline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By time the infection is obvious, the palm is in terminal decline. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Feb. 2024 The United States’ willingness to inflict and absorb economic pain to counter Putin’s aggression—and its ability to rally its allies to do the same—powerfully contradicted Beijing’s belief that America was in terminal decline. William J. Burns, Foreign Affairs, 30 Jan. 2024 The company has bet big on building a healthy and profitable streaming business before its traditional TV networks, which are lucrative but in terminal decline, fade out. Benjamin Mullin, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2023 Nonetheless, any deal would dramatically alter the TV news landscape, further shrinking a business that is in terminal decline. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Constant political and economic turmoil has reinforced the sense that this once great power is in terminal decline. Foreign Affairs, 23 Feb. 2023 But clashes over them have become much more acute, as China’s military and economic power have grown, and as Mr. Xi and his aides perceive the United States to be in terminal decline. David Pierson, New York Times, 19 June 2023 One conceit of Chinese leader Xi Jinping is that the West is in terminal decline and the Communist Party is destined to dominate the world in technology and politics. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 28 Dec. 2022 The region is full of contradictions like these, both rustic and industrial, beautiful and blood-soaked, enormously important to the national economy but in terminal decline. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2022 See More

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“In terminal decline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20terminal%20decline. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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