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go downhill

To steadily worsen. After my parents opened my report card and saw how bad my grades were, it all went downhill from there. You better come to the hospital right away—Great-Uncle Edmund's health had really gone downhill.
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go downhill

[for something] to decline and grow worse and worse. This industry is going downhill. We lose money every year. As one gets older, one's health tends to go downhill.
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go downhill

Deteriorate, worsen, as in Ever since the recession began, the business has been going downhill. The figurative use of downhill for "decline" dates from the mid-1800s. Also see downhill all the way.
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go downhill

COMMON
1. If something goes downhill, it becomes worse or less successful. Since I started to work longer hours things have gone steadily downhill. We were amazed at the speed with which the weather was going downhill. Note: Downhill can be used in many structures connected with becoming worse or less successful. For the movie business, it was all downhill from there. His career was heading downhill fast.
2. If someone goes downhill, they become more ill. In February 1825 Maria became ill, was sent home, rapidly went downhill and died aged 11.
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go downhill

become worse; deteriorate.
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ˌgo downˈhill

get worse: My work has been going downhill ever since my divorce.This restaurant has definitely gone downhill since I last came here.
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go downhill

in. to decline. Things began to go downhill when the county cut the maintenance budget.
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We all know it is a crazy situation and we would expect nothing else from the current regime, but the point I wanted to make was the coverage of the club in the paper has not gone downhill as a result of the ban.
The people who have been awarded MBEs have maybe gone downhill afterwards.
So we stayed here and the whole place has just gone downhill.
But things have gone downhill since, reaching an all-time low this season.
I have lived in the area for more than 60 years and with I can't believe how it has gone downhill.
Aidan O'Brien's record in the Middle Park, once so impressive, has gone downhill in recent years.
Featherweight Evatt - who has gone downhill since his bid for the IBO title against Junior Jones in April 1999 - is scheduled to meet France's Youssef Djibaba.
However, since the middle of last year, Ventane has gone downhill.
But the petition claimed the estate had gone downhill considerably in the past year, that there was not enough contact with the residents and not enough fund-raising was being carried out.
Although not everything has gone downhill at Virgin Atlantic, the airline also has installed a Namco "Alpine Racer" ski simulator.
Since the one-way system last year my business has gone downhill tremendously.
The marriage has gone downhill for the last 20 and it's now at rock bottom.
You name it, everything has gone downhill and I will never again vote for a Labour government.
NOT EVERYONE'S STYLE: When ``American Idol'' referee Ryan Seacrest fires up the most photo flashes and gets interviewed by every reporter at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style event, you know things have gone downhill.
Over the last 10 years morals have gone downhill very fast and the law backs them up.