sinking fast

sinking fast

Quickly worsening, deteriorating, or degenerating in state or condition, especially regarding a person's health. We've got him on life support, but I'm afraid your father is sinking fast. You'll want to come in right away if you want to see him.
See also: fast, sink
References in classic literature ?
And when she came up she said they had struck a rock; there was a big hole in the bottom of the ship; the water was coming in; and they were sinking fast.
The Martinez was sinking fast, for the water was very near.
And now, dear Trip, call them from the lake, for the moon is sinking fast, and we must hasten home.
At last there came a time when it was evident that the patient was sinking fast.
I had no opportunity of asking her any question, until I had told the brothers she was sinking fast, and could not live another day.
BJP is sinking fast, says Naveen Patnaik Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is sinking fast in the country.
It is now sinking fast and will, if not rectified, find itself framed in the same disrespect that has overtaken football.
The EU is sinking fast, the time for the UK to exit was due.
CORONATION STREET ITV, 9pm NICK'S hopes of survival are sinking fast (excuse the pun).
After suggesting a trip to the beach with Leanne, Toyah, Peter and Steve to sort out their differences, he ends up on his own, contemplating how he got himself into the mess he's in, and then finds himself trapped and sinking fast.
Katherine Grainger insists her hopes of a fifth Olympic rowing medal aren't sinking fast despite suffering a shock loss in the heats of the women's double sculls in choppy conditions in Rio.
I was slowly slipping away, and my life's ship was sinking fast.
Motherwell are on a run of three successive wins and can make it four against a Hamilton side sinking fast.
And with Leicester sinking fast, will Nigel Pearson be allowed to spend again or will he have to accept their fate?
He will concentrate, through his business acumen, on securing the future of the club, which until his arrival was sinking fast.