on a/the downswing

idiom

: becoming smaller or worse : decreasing
The company's sales are on a/the downswing.

Examples of on a/the downswing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New cases are on the downswing at about 112,000 per day on average, a drop of about one-third over the past 2 1/2 weeks. Amy Forliti and Carla K. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 1 Oct. 2021 Now, more than a year later, with vaccines widespread and cases on the downswing in the US, Disney’s parks are rebounding nicely, with revenue up nearly 400% (pdf) from a year ago. Adario Strange, Quartz, 27 Oct. 2021 But even by the time Beeple made his record-breaking sale, the NFT market as a whole was already on the downswing. Scott Nover, Quartz, 11 June 2021 With case and hospitalization rates on the downswing, L.A. County last week dropped into the low COVID-19 community level defined by the CDC. Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2022 Daytime highs and daytime lows should be on the downswing after our recent annual peaks. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 27 July 2022 The fan hype for this year’s Comic-Con might be on the downswing, but most signs point to little change in crowds. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 July 2023 Pollen update: Tree pollen is still terrible, but perhaps on the downswing. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2023 If corporate feminism is now on the downswing from its 2010s heyday, then the unfinished project of 9to5 presents an increasingly appealing alternative. Jess Bergman, The New Republic, 20 Feb. 2023

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