go to the dogs


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go to the dogs

to become worse in quality or character go to hell (in a handbasket) He was a marvelous actor, but his drinking problems caused his career to go to the dogs. It is sad to report that this once first-class hotel has gone to the dogs.
Related vocabulary: go to pot
See also: dog

go to the dogs

if a country or an organization is going to the dogs, it is becoming less successful than it was in the past (usually in continuous tenses) They sat in the bar the night before the election, moaning that the country was going to the dogs.
See call off the dogs, throw to the dogs
See also: dog

go to the dogs

see under go to pot.
See also: dog

go to the dogs

To go to ruin; degenerate.
See also: dog