Definition of downhill adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  • BrE BrE//ˌdaʊnˈhɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaʊnˈhɪl//
     
    going or sloping towards the bottom of a hill a downhill path opposite uphill See related entries: Mountains and valleys
  • Idioms
      be (all) downhill, be downhill all the way(informal)
       
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    1. 1to be easy compared to what came before It's all downhill from here. We'll soon be finished.
    2. 2to become worse or less successful It's been all downhill for his career since then, with four defeats in five games. I started work as a journalist and it was downhill all the way for my health.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: downhill

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