On The Skids Meaning

(idiomatic) In decline; going downhill; in trouble.

Example: 1938, "Work Undone," Time, 27 June:
  Entering an election year, no Congress obeys a second-term President whose popularity is on the skids.
2007, "Hot-tempered soul man a rock original," The Australian, 17 Dec. (retrieved 12 May 2009):
  Without her, his life was on the skids.