down the toilet

down the toilet

1. In a state of failure or ruination. My father's company is now going down the toilet because of the incompetent new CEO.
2. Squandered or wastefully discarded. All of our savings have gone down the toilet ever since Jack had his little gambling spree in Las Vegas.
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Once he was unconscious, she allegedly chopped off his genitals and then got rid of them by flushing them down the toilet.
Liam Smyth had invited the woman back to his flat, when she went to the loo, where she failed to flush the poo down the toilet and so threw it out the window.
Now the company is calling on customers to stop flushing wipes down the toilet, pointing out that even so-called flushable wipes don't break down in the sewer.
Still, at least when it comes to money being thrown down the toilet, Eggert (right) knows what he is on about.
Writing on Facebook, she admitted: "I dropped an apparent 'water-proof' phone down the toilet for a split second but retrieved it ninja style.
He added: "One simple example is instead of flushing cotton buds down the toilet which then goes out to sea, simply put in the bin or recycle along with other materials wherever possible as this is the best way to protect our coastlines and wildlife.
HER latest investigation wasn't going well, she had failed to tell her superiors she was pregnant - and she had just dropped her phone down the toilet.
Severn Trent's customer and community lead, Malcolm Smith, said: "The pupils were taught that the 'three Ps' (pee, paper and poo), are the only things that should be put down the toilet.
He said he didn't but admitted to having one earlier and claimed he flushed it down the toilet.
Now the company is urging residents to stop and think before throwing items such as wet wipes down the toilet after having to deal with approximately 24,000 blockages in the past year alone, at an estimated cost of PS7m.
A few weeks ago, I annoyed my wife by finding all the expired medicines in the medicine cabinet and flushing them down the toilet.
You can pour a 4-pound box of rock salt down the toilet after everyone in the house has gone to bed and flush it once down the toilet; do not flush the toilet again for eight hours.
Summary: The UAQ Police have arrested an Asian woman for allegedly flushing her fetus down the toilet of her accommodation, with the intent to kill it.
Richard explains: "We developed the 'Love your drain' campaign to help our customers after discovering that most people are unaware that items they regularly put down the toilet or sink could block up the sewers in their neighbourhood.
Mr Warneford added: "We have developed the campaign to help our customers after discovering that most people are unaware that items they regularly put down the toilet or sink could block up the sewers in their neighbourhood.