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idiom (inf=to go south, goes south, going south, went south, gone south)
  1. To become unfavorable; to decrease; to take a turn for the worse.
I should have walked away from the casino when my luck went south, but I stayed and ended up in the hole.
He was unconcerned that his health might turn south.
Yesterday the stock market moved south, ending up on a loss for the day.
Afterward, when company profits had ventured a bit too far southward, the CFO began to get nervous.
Translations: 
  • German: auf dem absteigenden Ast sein
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