go under the wrecking ball

go under the wrecking ball

To be destroyed or demolished. My old elementary school used to be here but, as you can see, it's gone under the wrecking ball since I graduated. Look, if we don't get people to sign this petition, that beautiful old building will go under the wrecking ball!
See also: ball, go, wreck

go under the wrecking ball

Fig. to be wrecked or torn down. That lovely old building finally went under the wrecking ball. I hate to see good architecture go under the wrecking ball.
See also: ball, go, wreck
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A High Court judge last year opened the way for the historic Welsh Presbyterian chapel, which has for over a century been a well-loved feature of Bootle's Klondyke area, to go under the wrecking ball.
More than 10,000 fans joined a Facebook website to save Hard Rock while others begged authorities not to let the iconic mini Empire State Building structure go under the wrecking ball.