down the drain
phrasal to a state of being wasted or irretrievably lost

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • down the drain — {adj.} or {adv. phr.}, {informal} Wasted; lost. * /It is money down the drain if you spend it all on candy./ * /Our plans to go swimming went down the drain when it rained./ Compare: GO BY THE BOARD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down the drain — {adj.} or {adv. phr.}, {informal} Wasted; lost. * /It is money down the drain if you spend it all on candy./ * /Our plans to go swimming went down the drain when it rained./ Compare: GO BY THE BOARD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down the drain — INFORMAL ► completely wasted or spoiled: »When the project was scrapped, all our efforts went down the drain. »People feel that renting property is money down the drain. Main Entry: ↑drain …   Financial and business terms

  • down the drain — If something goes down the drain, especially money or work, it is wasted or produces no results …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • down the drain — phrasal : into a state of decline or of being wasted or irretrievably lost * * * down the drain (informal) 1. Gone for good 2. Wasted • • • Main Entry: ↑drain * * * down the drain informal phrase …   Useful english dictionary

  • Down the Drain — Infobox Television episode | Title = Down the Drain Series = Season = 5 Episode = 2 Guests = Airdate = October 7, 2004 Writer = Naren Shankar Director = Kenneth Fink Production = Prev = Viva Las Vegas Next = Harvest Down the Drain is the second… …   Wikipedia

  • down the drain —    If something goes down the drain, especially money or work, it is wasted or produces no results.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To say that money, time or energy has gone down the drain means that it has been wasted or lost.     His… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • down the drain — British, American & Australian, informal, Australian, informal if work or money goes down the drain, it is wasted. Then our funding was withdrawn and two years work went down the drain. Say he gives up his training, that s four thousand pounds… …   New idioms dictionary

  • down\ the\ drain — adj or adv. phr. informal Wasted; lost. It is money down the drain if you spend it all on candy. Our plans to go swimming went down the drain when it rained. Compare: go by the board …   Словарь американских идиом

  • down the drain — mod. gone; wasted. □ Well, there’s 400 bucks down the drain. □ A lot of money went down the drain in that Wilson deal …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • down the drain — wasted or lost He is just throwing money down the drain when he goes to the horse races …   Idioms and examples

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