on the skids


: failing or getting worse : in a bad state or situation that is likely to result in failure
Her marriage is on the skids.

Examples of on the skids in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Chinese stocks on the skids and foreign investment waning, the Central Financial Commission (CFC) has pledged more openness and transparency, plus closer ties with global markets. Bynick Rockel, Fortune, 23 Feb. 2024 San Francisco has been in the spotlight as a downtown especially on the skids. Bill Laytner, Detroit Free Press, 15 May 2023 In this drama of a middle-class family on skis and on the skids, Rory Kinnear and Lyndsey Marshal are Thomas and Ebba who have taken their two squally children away to the French alps. David Benedict, Variety, 7 Jan. 2022 Newsom's numbers are on the skids among people who used to like him. Virginia Postrel Bloomberg Opinion, Star Tribune, 16 Feb. 2021 In short order Jones is bumped off and Redford, full of revenge is on to Chicago to find Newman, a legendary big-time con man currently on the skids. Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2023 Whether Chapman is on the skids or not, the Guardians won’t complain about not facing him. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 9 Oct. 2022 This is no ordinary three-game set, though, as both teams enter the series on the skids. Andrew Hammond, Detroit Free Press, 14 June 2022 So what’s a listener to think when leaps someone is making as a record-maker are in the service of songs about being on the skids? Chris Willman, Variety, 5 June 2022

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“On the skids.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20skids. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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