- 1the movement of a vehicle when it suddenly slides sideways in an uncontrolled way The motorcycle went into a skid. The skid marks on the road showed how fast the car had been traveling.
- 2a part that is underneath some aircraft, beside the wheels, and is used for landing the skids of a helicopter Idioms
to be in a bad situation that will get worse The party was on the skids for months before the election.
be on the skids(informal)jump to other results
to suddenly stop being successful Sales of vehicles hit the skids in January.
hit the skids(informal)jump to other results
to stop someone or something from being successful or making progress
put the skids on somebody/something(informal)jump to other results