What is another word for hit the skids?

194 synonyms found


[ hˈɪt ðə skˈɪdz], [ hˈɪt ðə skˈɪdz], [ h_ˈɪ_t ð_ə s_k_ˈɪ_d_z]

Related words: fallen on hard times, go downhill, be in deep trouble, heading downhill, end up on the skids

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    How to use "Hit the skids" in context?

    When most people think of hitting the skids, they think of a car careening off the road and into a ditch. However, in the world of drag racing, skidding refers to a performance maneuver that can be used to gain an advantage in a race. When a car is stuck in a slide, it risks spinning out of control. However, by using the turn-in point as a launching pad, the driver can accurately guide the car into a tight slide while maintaining control.

    The key to a successful skid is precision. The driver must anticipate the next turn and take the car through it at the right time.

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