Meaning of “put the skids under sth” in the English Dictionary

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"put the skids under sth" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “put the skids under sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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