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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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go downhill

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 ?
He never forgot to put on the brake as we went downhill, nor to take it off at the right place.
The driver clambered into his seat, clicked his tongue, and we went downhill.
SUMMER FRIGHTS Grease rapidy went downhill after an interesting beginning
Police quoted Famulagan as saying the truck's brakes failed as the truck went downhill.
John Homer, who sold "Goughie" his winning ticket, said: "It all went downhill from there.
RUSSELL Brand's romance with singer Katy Perry went downhill fast yesterday.
3 : something that slows down motion <He never forgot to put on the drag as we went downhill .
But things went downhill rapidly after the interval.
But he went downhill quickly and passed away that night.
I hit a drive off the seventh tee and just tweaked it, and then it went downhill.
Against the Rockets, the Clippers led 46-45 at halftime, and everything went downhill from there.
The city's Crown Court heard Taak claimed he was frustrated after business went downhill when a Tesco Express store started business next door.