put the skids under

idiom

Definition of put the skids under

British, informal
: to make (something or someone) likely or certain to fail He scored the goal that put the skids under our hopes for victory.

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“Put the skids under.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20the%20skids%20under. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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