hit the skids

hit the skids
informal begin a rapid decline or deterioration

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hit the skids — see skid, 2
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Main Entry:hit
hit the skids
informal : to begin to fail or get worse very suddenly and quickly

After he was injured his career hit the skids.

The stock market has hit the skids.

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Main Entry:skid

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hit the skids — ► hit the skids informal begin a rapid decline. Main Entry: ↑skid …   English terms dictionary

  • hit the skids — 1. to leave a place quickly. When his ex girlfriend arrived at the party Ben really hit the skids. 2. to make a vehicle stop very suddenly. A car suddenly pulled out in front of us and Jake hit the skids. 3. to get into a very bad situation,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit the skids — tv. to decline; to decrease in value or status. □ Jed hit the skids when he started drinking. □ The firm hit the skids when the dollar collapsed …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hit the skids — Skid Skid (sk[i^]d), n. [Icel. sk[=i][eth] a billet of wood. See {Shide}.] [Written also {skeed}.] 1. A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hit the skids — verb to fail; decline After all, if these measures couldve succeeded, they wouldve been implemented five years ago when the world economy hadnt yet hit the skids. See Also: on the skids …   Wiktionary

  • hit the skids — begin to fail, go downhill    After losing his job and his wife he hit the skids became a bum …   English idioms

  • Hit the skids — apply the brakes …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • hit the skids — Australian Slang apply the brakes …   English dialects glossary

  • hit the skids — informal begin a rapid decline. → skid …   English new terms dictionary

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