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Going South

Informal; the process of a stock or market declining in price gradually over time.

going south

Used to describe the direction of prices for a security or the general market during a period of declining prices.
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He soon discovered why Doctor South's assistants found it difficult to get on with him.
Doctor South watched them with tightened lips; he took a savage pleasure in showing them how great was their ignorance and how unjustified their conceit.
Once or twice he made a mistake in diagnosis: (he had never seen a case of measles before, and when he was confronted with the rash took it for an obscure disease of the skin;) and once or twice his ideas of treatment differed from Doctor South's.
The living waters may be said to have flowed during one short period from the north and from the south, and to have crossed at the equator; but to have flowed with greater force from the north so as to have freely inundated the south.
In South America, allowing 1200 pounds for the two tapirs together, 550 for the guanaco and vicuna, 500 for three deer, 300 for the capybara, peccari, and a monkey, we shall have an average of 250 pounds, which I believe is overstating the result.
Aleide d'Orbigny, during the years 1825 to 1833, traversed several large portions of South America, and has made a collection, and is now publishing the results on a scale of magnificence, which at once places himself in the list of American travellers second only to Humboldt.
Ambassador Hua said that China is a good brother and true friend of South Sudan.
Sky High Tumblers Performance On the South Stage 11:45 a.m.
Prior to this, Zimbabwe will tour South Africa in September this year, with three ODIs and three T20Is at some of South AfricaA's smaller cricket venues.
Luckily, Sudan has allies in South Sudan, commonly referred to as militias, traitors and betrayers.
South Korea's Unification Ministry said 16 South Korean citizens who had been stationed at the tourist complex have returned to South Korea.
The top three companies are all dual listed but have considerable South African interests that were badly affected by last year's recession, but which are benefiting from the current delicate recovery.