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head south

1. To escape; to vanish or disappear. (Not necessarily in a southerly direction.) Everyone in the gang headed south when they learned that the police had discovered their hideout.
2. To fall or drop; to depreciate; to lose quality or value. (Especially related to finances or stock exchanges.) The company's stock profile continued heading south for the third day in a row today. I used to be a big player in the stock market, but all my investments have headed south lately.
3. To cease working or functioning; to quit, fail, or fall apart. Talks between the labor union and the construction firm headed south yesterday, so it looks like workers will be on strike again soon. My computer is only a month old, and it's already heading south.
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head south

or

go south

INFORMAL
If something heads south or goes south, it becomes less successful or falls to a lower level. At that point, the stock market headed south. Managers were selling shares in the certain knowledge that the company was going south.
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head south

deteriorate.
2008 Newsweek Many months ago, McCain remarked, honestly, that he didn't know much about economics. As the economy heads south, he is routinely reminded of his candor.
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head ˈnorth/ˈsouth

(business) (about share prices, currencies, etc.) rise/fall in value: The country’s currency headed south for the second day, weakening 1.4%.
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head South

verb
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References in classic literature ?
When you're south of the Sticky Water [he meant the Equator] and your tail tingles, that means there's a gale in front of you and you must head north.
I read the service over him at sunset and then I stuck the ship's head north and brought her in here.
Weather man Paul Stevens rubbished the claim yesterday but said the storms may well enter the Gulf Stream and head north.
On Tuesday, Pacific Command said only that the strike group completed military exercises - and would now head north.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 26, 2016-Indoor Harvest Counterparty Head North in Default in Cannabis Operations Acquisition Deal
Auto Business News-January 20, 2016--Volkswagen names new head North American operations
Recreational harvesting from Heceta Head north to the Columbia River remains open, although it is recommended that the internal organs and gills be discarded before cooking.
The vast majority head straight to the country's northern border with Macedonia, from where they cram on to trains and head north through Serbia and Hungary on their way to the more prosperous European north and countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and those in Scandinavia.
Road users heading north towards Khalifa Al Attiya Intersection from Al Wakra side to reach Jabur bin Ahmed (Radisson Blu) Intersection will need to take a right turn onto Ali Bin Abi Taleb Street and then turn left at the next roundabout and head north towards Salwa Road.
The MoU was jointly signed by Farhan Baig, EVP, Business Head North RBG, MCB Bank Limited and AsherYaqub Khan, Chief Commercial Officer at Ufone.
878 FROM LLANIDLOES: Join the B4518 and head north west towards Llanbrynmair.
Yankeetown and Waccasassa: Head north, where Lows Bay, Porpoise Point and Eleven Prong are all good bets with regards to finding reds gathering in the fall.
The path turns right and head north to reach the small summit at the top of the Craig Cwm Amarch ridge which heads south west from the summit.
The path will turn right and head north to reach the small summit at the top of the Craig Cwm Amarch ridge which heads south west from the summit.