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 sun was sinking fast. Black shadows hovered under the arches of the old stone bridge.
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. He might die at any moment.
"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.
At a glance: When last seen at Guaranteed Rate Field, the Sox were sinking fast. They went 2-8 on a homestand vs.
According to the World Economic Forum, many parts of the city are sinking fast and 95 percent of North Jakarta will be underwater by 2050, affecting 1.8 million people.
For a team that signed seven new players during the mid-season transfer window, it was ironical that for a second successive weekend, they shipped in six goals-a sure sign that rather than steadying the ship, it is sinking fast.
Lawyer Pete Ferrer, PPI legal counsel, said Chairman Duerme refused to take a rest even when he was sinking fast.
With the ship shot to pieces and sinking fast, players and their scurvy shipmates go in search of Blackbeard's fabled loot but find themselves trapped aboard, with just 60 minutes before they go down with the ship.
"Your captain, the terrifying Blackbeard, has just been killed and his ship is shot to pieces and sinking fast.
He regretted that the economy is sinking fast into debt trap.
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.