put the skids under

put the skids under
Australian Slang
place in a precarious position; ensure the downfall of

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  • put the skids under — (someone/something) British & Australian, informal to make something likely to fail. Opposition from local residents has put the skids under plans for a new nightclub …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the skids under — ► put the skids under informal hasten the decline or failure of. Main Entry: ↑skid …   English terms dictionary

  • put the skids under — informal hasten the decline or failure of * * * put the skids under Brit informal : to make (something or someone) likely or certain to fail He scored the goal that put the skids under our hopes for victory. • • • Main Entry: ↑skid …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the skids under something — put the skids on/under/something informal phrase to cause something to fail, or to stop it from continuing to happen an idea that could put the skids on bicycle theft Thesaurus: to stop something from continuing or developingsyn …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the skids under someone — put the skids under (someone/something) British & Australian, informal to make something likely to fail. Opposition from local residents has put the skids under plans for a new nightclub …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the skids under something — put the skids under (someone/something) British & Australian, informal to make something likely to fail. Opposition from local residents has put the skids under plans for a new nightclub …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the skids under somebody — put the ˈskids under sb/sth idiom (informal) to stop sb/sth from being successful or making progress Main entry: ↑skididiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the skids under someone or something — tv. to cause someone or something to fail. (See also on the skids.) □ The ayor put the skids under my plan. □ Tom tried to talk, but the boss put the skids under him …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put the skids under —    wilfully to cause to fail    The imagery is from the way of launching a ship or getting tree trunks to a mill. Once on the skids, the motion cannot be voluntarily arrested …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Put the skids under — place in a precarious position; ensure the downfall of …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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