Scenario #1: Something has gone wrong early in the day. It is not good. The rest of the day promises to only get worse.
I say, “Damn. Everything is going to be downhill from here.”
A difficult day suddenly becomes much better when a colleague solves an especially challenging problem for me.
I say, “Wow! You just made my day! Everything’s going to be downhill from here!”
So I ask you:
Which usage us correct? The positive or the negative connotation?
Please don’t say both.