Skid

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Skid

On a ship, a plank of timber set parallel to other planks in order to support weight.
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Northern Rock hits the skids and as quick as a flash this Labour Government comes up with billions to bail it out.
SIMON Cowell has again fallen out with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest as their friendship hits the skids.
Joseph Kahn's noisy action-thriller hits the skids almost from the word go with its preposterous screenplay, laughable dialogue and wooden performances.