It’s all downhill from here

Sue asked me what the opposite of it’s all downhill from here is. Using uphill instead of downhill doesn’t seem to improve matters, and makes it sound more like an uphill struggle.

Actually I think there’s another saying like that that’s more… flat (but I can’t remember what that is).

3 Responses to “It’s all downhill from here”

  1. Sue says:

    Just looked this saying up as it was still puzzling me. There is a similar saying “to go downhill” which means to become worse but to say “it’s all downhill from here” would imply the hard work is over and it’ll be much easier from now on.

    It is suggested that because the two sayings are so similar, “it’s all downhill…” is often used ironically or humorously because of the double meaning, so the context in which it is used is key! Hope this helps 🙂

  2. andyp says:

    Plain sailing?

  3. tim says:

    It’s a slippery slope whichever way you look at it.