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downhill

adverb
 
 
/ˌdaʊnˈhɪl/
toward a lower or worse position or condition: The company went downhill after being taken over by a second-rate firm which ran it into the ground. 42% of people polled thought the economy was headed downhill.
Translations of “downhill”
in Korean 내리막길 아래로…
in Arabic بِاتِّجاه سَفْح التَّلّة…
in Portuguese morro abaixo…
in Catalan costa avall…
in Japanese 下り坂に(で)…
in Italian in discesa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向山下, 朝坡下, 下山的…
in Russian под гору…
in Turkish yokuş aşağı, tepeden aşağı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向山下, 朝坡下, 下山的…
in Polish z górki, w dół…
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