Meaning of on the slide in English:

on the slide


  • Declining or deteriorating.

    ‘salaries are on the slide’
    • ‘Shares have been on the slide for a couple of years, so investors are now running scared.’
    • ‘While he is seen as decisive and effective, public confidence in him as the next prime minister is on the slide.’
    • ‘With profits on the slide over the past year or two, it's inevitable that 'defensive' mergers will increase in frequency.’
    • ‘"We were in relegation trouble and the club was on the slide," he recalls.’
    • ‘The latest survey says house prices are on the slide, with prices falling at their fastest rate for two years.’