hit the skids

hit the skids

To experience a period of trouble or decline. The team started the season so well, but they've really hit the skids now. I think Marissa and I are going to break-up soon—we've hit the skids.
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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

begin a rapid decline or deterioration. informal
The origin of skid is uncertain, but it may be connected with the Old Norse word from which English ski is derived. It is used here and in the next two entries in the sense of a plank or roller on which a heavy object may be placed in order to move it easily.
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hit the ˈskids

(especially American English) begin to decline or get worse very quickly: In February shares hit the skids, and in one day $1 bn was wiped off the value of the company.
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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 number of vans and trucks made in the UK hit the skids last month, crashing 35%.
They are tasked with creating an ad for a new car, and hit the skids before they've even got out of first gear.
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.
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.
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.
Englishman Donald seemed in total control, jumping clear with three early birdies, but he hit the skids with a double bogey at the par-four ninth hole, where he took three shots to get to the edge of the green, and three more to hole out at the Four Seasons TPC.
AFTER GAINING MEDIA attention in the late 1990s with a promise to lower divorce rates across the nation, the covenant marriage movement has hit the skids.