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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A friend said: "Obviously Nadia has had issues in the past to do with her sexuality and with her career hitting the skids, it's all proved too much."
Brian and Kerry McFadden hitting the skids. Here's hoping Warrington's jungle queen and the Westlife hunk can patch things up.
While Enron stock was hitting the skids last month, other energy traders like Williams Energy Partners L.P., Tulsa, OK, and TXU Corp., Dallas, TX, were returning double digits to their investors.