Deteriorate or decline, as in The stock market is headed south again. This expression is generally thought to allude to compasses and two-dimensional maps where north is up and south is down. However, among some Native Americans, the term was a euphemism for dying, and possibly this sense led to the present usage. [Slang; first half of 1900s] Also see go west.
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How to use go south in a sentence
Everywhere I go, ‘Hey Cartman, you must like Family Guy, right?’
Luckily enough I have this dedicated flat that is just along from my house that I go to every day.
The other songs go in to lesser percentages of “me” as you move along.
At the moment, the only chance I get is when I go do Late Night with Seth Meyers.
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
Descending the Alps to the east or south into Piedmont, a new world lies around and before you.
Then with your victorious legions you can march south and help drive the Yankee invaders from the land.
The Potato is planted very sparingly south of Piedmont, and not so commonly there as in Savoy.
If we can free this State of Yankees, we will accomplish more than your armies down south have.
Between South and North, the probabilities of a serious, and no very distant rupture, are strong and manifest.