Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

go downhill

go downhill
Meaning(s)
1) a worse or inferior condition
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    • business went downhill
  • Analysis
    Something or someone that 'goes downhill' is deteriorating or worsening. You can use this expression to talk about the economy, politics, a person or a condition. This is a casual idiomatic phrase used in social and professional contexts. 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. It all went downhill for the man after he lost his job.
    2. Support for the party went downhill after announcing their new social policies.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Customer renewals have gone downhill since we restructured our customer retention program.
    2. The business began to go downhill when their finance director left his position.
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