go down the chute

go down the chute

 and go down the drain; go down the tube(s)
Sl. to fail; to be thrown away or wasted. Everything we have accomplished has gone down the chute. The whole project went down the drain.
See also: chute, down

go down the chute

verb
See also: chute, down
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Careless governments will need to work harder or go down the chute earlier.
We've got a few people who have suffered minor injuries, but that's what happens when that many people go down the chutes as quickly as possible.