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English definition of “put the skids under sth”

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 .Upsetting and destabilizing
(Definition of put the skids under sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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