hit the skids

hit the skids

Fig. to decline; to decrease in value or status. Jed hit the skids when he started drinking. The firm hit the skids when the dollar collapsed.
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hit the skids

to fail His career really hit the skids after his divorce.
Usage notes: often used in the form on the skids ( failing): I can't believe that a whole industry is on the skids.
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hit the skids

 
1. (Australian informal) to leave a place quickly When his ex-girlfriend arrived at the party Ben really hit the skids.
2. (Australian informal) to make a vehicle stop very suddenly A car suddenly pulled out in front of us and Jake hit the skids.
3. (Australian informal) to get into a very bad situation, especially by losing your money, home, or job Poor old Dennis has really hit the skids since he split up with his wife.
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hit the skids

tv. to decline; to decrease in value or status; to go downhill (figuratively). Jed hit the skids when he started drinking.
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The Dons charge hit the skids as they slumped to a six-game winless streak.
PETER Andre's chances of winning Strictly have hit the skids after he admitted missing several rehearsals.
Three weeks ago, I revealed how Ed Sheeran's relationship had hit the skids - now here's the Thinking Out Loud star with his new squeeze Barbara Palvin.
Now Dancing On Ice has hit the skids, they're 6/1 with William Hill to cross the floor and appear on Strictly Come Dancing.
EVERTON'S hopes of re-signing Landon Donovan on loan are set to hit the skids with Los Angeles Galaxy manager Bruce Arena refusing to sanction a move for the forward.
Hatton, who has had problems with drink and drugs, admitted it was a therapeutic session for both ex-champions who hit the skids after struggling to cope, the report said.
THE stars of Dancing On Ice are taking the show on the road, after the official tour hit the skids.
Jenson Button's season may have well and truly hit the skids, but there's no way he'll be pulling the handbrake on his championship bid anytime soon.
Lembit Opik tried his hand at stand-up comedy when his parliamentary career hit the skids, while Michael Portillo now presents programmes about trains.
The ruddy parents live in a bubble Don't keep tabs on their own kids That's why we've hit the skids Don't know what their own do One of them, it could have been you Just as well, you have upbringing Is that the doorbell ringing?
Elena Baltacha (far left) had barely recovered from losing to Dinara Safina in the Australian Open singles when her women's doubles campaign hit the skids.
SHOPPERS hit the skids after a pre-Christmas weekend of heavy snow hit in the area - said to the worst December snow in 20 years.
And who could blame him, his latest movie venture, gangster film The Heavy, having hit the skids after its production company went bust after a major investor pulled out leaving them pounds 1.
Of course, there is always something going on with Razorback football, and we break down the reasons the Hogs' basketball team has suddenly hit the skids.
You know you've hit the skids when "less ravaged/mottled/ wattled than average" becomes a compliment.