idiom (inf=to go south, goes south, going south, went south, gone south)
- 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.
- German: auf dem absteigenden Ast sein
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