• For something or someone to go downhill, it means to decline and grow worse and worse.

  • To deteriorate; worsen.

  • Gradually become worse.

1. The construction industry is showing that it’s going downhill.


2. My health has gone downhill since the accident.


3. Her immune system has gone downhill since her chemo treatment.


4. Our puppy was neutered and his appetite has gone downhill since then.

decline, decrease, degenerate, depreciate, descend, deteriorate, diminish, drop, dwindle, fade, fail, fall, flag, lower, reduce, sag, shrink, sink, suffer, weaken, worsen

Do more harm than good

To do more harm than good means to have a bad effect rather than a good one. To make a situation worse rather than better. To be damaging rather than helpful. 1. I'm sorry but saying anything at this point may do more harm than good. 2. Her boyfriend is doing more...

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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Drop something like a hot potato

To drop someone/something like a hot potato means to disassociate oneself with someone or something instantly. To discontinue; to get rid of very quickly. To quickly stop being involved with someone/something. 1. I dropped the idea like a hot potato because my boss...

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