on the slide

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on the slide

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

Word by Word Definitions

slide play
  1. : to move smoothly along a surface : slip

  2. : to coast over snow or ice

  3. : to fall or dive feetfirst or headfirst when approaching a base

  1. : an act or instance of sliding

  2. : a musical grace of two or more small notes

  3. : portamento


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