put the skids under something

put the skids under something
to cause something to fail, or to stop it from continuing to happen

an idea that could put the skids on bicycle theft

Thesaurus: to stop something from continuing or developingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym
Main entry: skid

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put the ˈskids under sb/sth idiom
(informal) to stop sb/sth from being successful or making progress
Main entry:skididiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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