Meaning of “downhill” in the English Dictionary

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"downhill" in British English

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downhilladverb, adjective

uk /ˌdaʊnˈhɪl/ us /ˌdaʊnˈhɪl/

C2 (moving) towards the bottom of a hill:

It's so much easier running downhill!
The route is all downhill from here to the finishing line.
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(Definition of “downhill” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"downhill" in American English

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downhilladjective, adverb

us /ˈdɑʊnˈhɪl/

toward or going toward the bottom of something or to a lower place:

a steep downhill path
She let the bike coast downhill.

If something goes downhill, it becomes worse or worth less money:

The automobile industry started to go downhill.

(Definition of “downhill” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"downhill" in Business English

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downhilladverb

uk /ˌdaʊnˈhɪl/ us

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.

(Definition of “downhill” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)