1. 1〔坂の〕a downward slope; a downhill
  1. 2〔状態の〕
    • このところ物価[景気]は下り坂だ
    • Recently 「prices have been going down [business has begun to slacken].
    • 天気が下り坂だ
    • The weather ischanging for the worse [《口》 going downhill].
    • 暑さも下り坂になった
    • The heat has begun to ease [《文》 abate].
    • 彼の人気も下り坂に向かった
    • His popularity has begun to decline.