Definition of be downhill all the way in English:

be downhill all the way

phrase

  • 1Be easy in comparison with what came before:

    ‘two-nil up—it should have been downhill all the way’
  • 2Become worse or less successful:

    ‘that had been the start of the present trouble—downhill all the way since then’
    • ‘Ever since the group acquired - and overpaid for - the Belfast Telegraph, it has been downhill all the way.’
    • ‘Post-Whitlam, it has been downhill all the way.’
    • ‘But once it transferred to BBC1 it became tired, clichéd and it was downhill all the way.’
    • ‘But after that the report goes downhill all the way.’
    • ‘However, from here on in it's downhill all the way.’
    • ‘But it's actually very true, we get to age 12 or so, scientists think, and from then on it's downhill all the way.’
    • ‘Everyone looks up to the peak reached a decade ago - close to 40,000-and concludes that from that point on it has been downhill all the way for this country.’
    • ‘Unfortunately it was pretty much downhill all the way to the end of the screening.’
    • ‘No work, poverty, theft, social degradation, promiscuity, HIV-Aids, death - it's downhill all the way.’
    • ‘As a precocious child, he composed his Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream; it was pretty much downhill all the way after that.’