on the skids

on the skids
on the skids informal phrase
in a bad situation and likely to fail

His business was on the skids.

Thesaurus: likely to failsynonym
Main entry: skid

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informal (of a person or their career) in a bad state; failing

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on the skids
informal : failing or getting worse : in a bad state or situation that is likely to result in failure

The company is on the skids.

Her marriage was on the skids.

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Main Entry:skid

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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