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go down the tube

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If you don't identify, assess, and respond to risks, your project could go down the tube and take you with it.
He added: "Chase Wakes was dying on its feet and after 120 years the last thing we wanted to see was it go down the tube.
Everybody thought we'd go down the tube when I said I'd leave but now people are saying it's a great move," the Scot said.
David says Railtrack are refusing to pay the pounds 36,000 bill and he fears that his company could go down the tube.
I also came to realize that I have to be tough about people or go down the tube.
The electron beam would like to go down the tube, but the space-charge limit stops it, and it justs sits in the end of the tube, blowing up laterally and going to the walls of the tube.
Everybody thought we'd go down the tube when I saidI'd leave but now people are saying it's a great move,'' theScot said.
25m capture of Sunderland's Thomas Sorensen likely to go down the tube for the same reason, it leaves O'Leary in a different world after the heady days when he splashed out pounds 97m in transfer cash in less than four years at Leeds.
You will recall from last week's words of wisdom that, even in times like these, money can be made from short selling and whilst I would not wish to see a great British company go down the tubes, one has to ask how much more can Marconi stand.
We also have an absolutely brilliant flyweight kid called Mathew Coyle coming through but all this could go down the tubes unless we find a new gym urgently within the Glasgow area.