English version

(in) terminal decline

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English(in) terminal decline(in) terminal declineBritish EnglishWORSE in a state of becoming worse and worse and never getting better The once great industry is now in terminal decline. terminal
Examples from the Corpus
(in) terminal declineBeyond electoral matters, there was growing belief that, for long-term sociological and historical reasons, Labour was in terminal decline.But it does happen, and I venture to suggest should happen wherever there is apparently terminal decline.It is important to emphasise that older people should not be regarded enmasse as ill, frail or in terminal decline.Mrs Holloway says that she's sad that a once great industry now seems to be in terminal decline.That third-world economy with a super-power arsenal could be in terminal decline.This is more than can be said for the ever-decreasing Daily Mirror and Daily Express, both in terminal decline.Those are not the statistics of an industry in terminal decline.After appearing to be in terminal decline the monarchy is back in business.
Pictures of the day
What are these?
Click on the pictures to check.