on the slide

idiom

chiefly British
: becoming worse in condition
Her career has been on the slide for a couple of years.

Examples of on the slide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The four images on the slide see the couple embracing each other very lovingly. Isabela Raygoza, Billboard, 13 June 2024 Pham was out at the plate — and there was contact with catcher William Contreras on the slide — for an inning-ending double play. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 2 June 2024 The group of scientists Peacock, Dudas, and Rasmussen are part of quickly went through the sequences on the slide Sifford showed, harvesting from it the metadata the USDA has to date failed to provide. Helen Branswell, STAT, 2 May 2024 The blood vessel tissue on the slide looked abnormal. Emily Baumgaertner Ariana Drehsler, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2024 Democracy has been on the slide since 2016, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, a London research group whose yearly ranking system has become a gold standard. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 20 Feb. 2024 Polls showed his approval rating on the slide before his 2014 seizure of Crimea. Tribune News Service, Orange County Register, 14 Feb. 2024 Those particles are locked in place on the slide's surface after the droplet fully dries. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 2 Oct. 2023 The bag yanked her arm and left her stranded on the slide while her 5-year-old exited smoothly — and looked back at her actress mom to see what went wrong. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 10 Dec. 2023

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“On the slide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20slide. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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