on the slide


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Data on the slide spanned a five-year period, including information like UMD’s total number of applicants, with average SAT scores and grade point averages. NBC News, 19 Nov. 2021 Kids will love playing on the slide, tunnels, climbing structures and splash pad that delightfully sprinkles down water from three big orange structures. Vicki Salemi, Chron, 17 Jan. 2023 An errant throw from the catcher had Guardians second baseman Andres Gimenez adjusting to the throw as the Twins’ Luis Arraez takes cover on the slide. John Kuntz, cleveland, 31 Dec. 2022 The park posted a video on Facebook this week of a ranger demonstrating the proper form on the slide. Alyssa Lukpat, WSJ, 25 Aug. 2022 Following a small gain following the release of the White House’s executive order, crypto prices were back on the slide downward Thursday afternoon… Bitcoin has tumbled about 5% over the past 24 hours. Declan Harty, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2022 Before the slide’s first big loop, Ramos fell backward on the raft and slammed her head multiple times on the slide, her lawsuit said. Gabrielle Russon, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Aug. 2020 Cruz's leg appeared to bend awkwardly beneath him while attempting to slide and made hard contact with the legs of Zavala, who tagged Cruz on the slide. Richard Morin, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2023 The swing is secure with a high back, armrests and a front T-bar, while the soft slope on the slide will let your infant feel some wind in their hair without sending them flying. Alissa Schulman, Good Housekeeping, 15 Feb. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'on the slide.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near on the slide

Cite this Entry

“On the slide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20slide. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!