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on the downgrade

In a state of decline; less or lower than the typical standard or expectation. The charity has struggled to help those in need this year, as donations have been on the downgrade compared to previous years. With consumer confidence on the downgrade, many retailers have been slashing their prices in the hopes of luring in as many customers as they can.
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on the downgrade

in decline. North American
Downgrade was originally used literally of a downward slope.
1953 William Burroughs Letter As a matter of fact the whole region is on the downgrade. The rubber business is shot, the cocoa is eat up with broom rot.
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