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- (informal, US, sports) A losing streak, especially a hitless period in baseball.
2001, Ilana Abramovitch; Seán Galvin, Jews of Brooklyn, page 315:
- Danny Kaye was an avid baseball fan, passionately devoted to his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers who broke the shneid by beating the Yankees in the previous World Series.
2003 March 21, “Cal Tennis Welcomes Purdue”, in dailycal.org:
- Cal is 3-0 all-time against the Boilermakers and is in a good position to keep Purdue on the shneid.
2005 December 3, “Jaaber, Penn turn back Navy”, in Philadelphia Daily News:
- [Eric Osmundson] has to get off the shneid, David [Whitehurst] has to help us, and even Ibby's better than 2-for-7. Hopefully, it'll start to come.