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English definition of “put the skids under sth”

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put the skids under sth

UK informal
to cause something such as a plan to fail: Local residents have put the skids under plans to build a new shopping centre.
Translations of “put the skids under sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 導致(計劃等)失敗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 导致(计划等)失败…
(Definition of put the skids under sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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