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Idiom
go downhill
go to hell in a handbasket
go to the dogs
 
 
Meaning
deteriorate; get steadily worse
 
 
Usage
He has really gone downhill since he lost his job.
 
 
Usage
Every time the labour party takes power, the economy goes to the dogs.
 
 
Usage
The health system in this country is going to hell in a handbasket.
 
 
Story
The expression 江河日下 literally means the river flows downwards daily and comes from 《欒城集?應詔進策》 written by Su Zhe during the Song Dynasty.
 
 
Story
The expression 每況愈下 literally means decline further with each instance. It originates from 《莊子?知北遊》
 
 
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