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.
The housing officer was rude and discourteous, insisting if the package was small enough it would go down the chute.
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.