down the

down the

tubes/tube Slang
Into a state of failure or ruin: saw her plans go down the tubes.
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Down the line that Australian mine turned out to be a run down mine that had been down for years, so all that money ended up downhill and down the drain.
Now it's time for me to go, so with this coffee it's salute and down the hatch.
The fate of the 106-year-old Anglican Book Centre (ABC), the oldest bookstore in Toronto, was sealed by the Council of General Synod (CoGS), which approved a recommendation during its fall meeting to shut down the storefront operation at Toronto's 80 Hayden St.
But while it pulled the plug on the retail component of ABC, CoGS voted to extend the life of Letting Down the Nets, a two-year-old stewardship initiative approved by General Synod in 2004 as part of the church's new Framework, or strategic plan.
Courts typically consider the severability issue when weighing whether to strike down all or part of a piece of legislation, and can decide to overrule a severability clause and strike down the entire bill, she said.
Objectives include: slowing down the offense when you have the lead and forcing them to use a lot of time moving the ball.
The offense can chance a throw down the field if they have one time-out left.
The Sweet Hereafter (1997) Goin' down the Road (1970)
President and CEO, Cinema Esperanca International Mon oncle Antoine Goin' down the Road Les Bons Debarras The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Les Ordres J.
All three major industry sectors reported declines -- nonresidential building and non-building construction retreated from a robust October, while continued slippage for single family housing pulled down the residential total.
The use of push-down accounting to push down the debt by changing book entries can also affect taxes based on capital stock.
The new rule prohibits ``grabbing the inside collar of the back or side of the shoulder pads and immediately pulling down the runner.
Treed Murray may not be the most audacious Canadian debut feature to come down the pike since Jean--Claude Lauzon's Un Zoo la nuit, but it certainly succeeds in the limited goals it sets for itself and manages at times to be witty, insightful and poignant.
Practice clock-stopping plays: (a) passes where each receiver is either on a sideline or deep down the middle, (b) runs on which the ball-carrier gets to his sideline before starting to make yards down the chalk line, (c) passes on which every receiver is in the end zone.
The question now is when does the receiver break down the block?
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