downhill: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (adv., adj.doun'hil'n.doun'hil&sec), [key]
— adv.
  1. down the slope of a hill; downward.
  2. into a worse or inferior condition: The business has been going downhill.
  1. going or tending downward on or as on a hill.
  2. free of problems or obstacles; easy: After the initial setbacks on the project, it was downhill all the way.
  3. of or pertaining to skiing downhill.
  1. a timed ski race on a steep slope in which competitors take the most direct route to the finish line following a course with relatively few turns and attaining very high speeds. Cf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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