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downhill

1 adverb
     
down‧hill1
1 towards the bottom of a hill or towards lower land [≠ uphill]:
I was going downhill and my brakes failed.
2

go downhill

if a situation goes downhill, it gets worse [= deteriorate]:
Grandma fell and broke her leg, and she went downhill quite rapidly after that.

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