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go downhill

verb phrase

To deteriorate; worsen; go to pot: It looks like his health is going downhill fast (1922+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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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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