on the decline

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on the decline

: becoming worse in condition or less in size, amount, number, etc. : declining
  • His health is on the decline.
  • Sales are on the decline.

Word by Word Definitions

decline play
  1. : to turn from a straight course : stray

  2. : to slope downward : descend

  3. : to bend down : droop

  1. : the process of declining

  2. : a gradual physical or mental sinking and wasting away

  3. : a change to a lower state or level


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