be on the skids

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be on the skids

To be in jeopardy and likely to end or fail. Of course their relationship is on the skids, they fight all the time! Our project is on the skids because the committee pulled their funding.
See also: on, skid

be on the skids

  (informal)
to be having a lot of problems and be likely to fail I hear their space programme is on the skids.
See also: on, skid