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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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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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References in classic literature ?
How fast a fellow goes downhill when he once gets his head before his legs.
IF it ever all goes downhill for The Saturdays, I know where Una Healy is ending up.
IF it ever all goes downhill for The Saturdays, Una Healy would be a perfect match as host of Blind Date version 2.
But the date goes downhill when the pair go back to his house for a coffee -and Eric reveals he still lives with his mother.
The fear that most owners have, and rightfully so, said Seligman, is that the tenant goes downhill and the lease becomes an asset in a bankruptcy case, a judge can allow anyone to come in and operate a business that the owner would not normally allow in their property.
Anthony survives in his cocoon of destitution and isolation in Los Angeles until it all suddenly goes downhill and Los Angeles comes under attack from zombies, terrorists, earthquakes and other untold disasters.
It goes downhill, and I love that,'' said Carrie Blakemore, 37, of Carpinteria, who was the fourth woman across the finish line in the marathon.
Photo: An evening at a bar goes downhill quickly in ``Best Laid Plans,'' with Reese Witherspoon and Alessandro Nivola.