on a/the downswing

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on a/the downswing

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

Word by Word Definitions

downswing play
  1. : a downward swing

  2. : downturn


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