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go down the toilet

To fail; to be ruined or destroyed; to be squandered or wastefully discarded. My father's company is now going down the toilet because of the incompetent new CEO. All of our savings have gone down the toilet ever since Jack had his little gambling spree in Las Vegas.
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And that is a good job - because the man they call 'Mad Dog' felt his career was going down the toilet after a brush with controversial football club owner Milan Mandaric.
Mr Kennedy has a duty of care that goes with his job and should get results, this is 2012 and our city is going down the toilet.
Get it wrong, and your reputation can end up going down the toilet.
While his Tottenham career may be going down the toilet, Keane's Ireland form is a strong as ever.
AND you thought Ireland was going down the toilet - check out the Sulahb Museum of Toilets Following the U-bend-like history of the jacks from a hole in the ground to the piped, padded shine of now, this place is flush with information on the humble loo.
Revenues, we are told, are going down the toilet and hotels face bankruptcy because of cancelled or missing bookings.
We have people spending 25 years to life for petty theft when everything is going down the toilet - education, health care and services for the disabled.
Over the past few years, our area (Lower Coundon-Spon End between Waveley Road and Radford Road) has indeed been going down the toilet.
Meanwhile, as Washington obsesses over the political box score, the economy has been going down the toilet.
Highlights though had to be a rocking performance of her biggest hit, I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker, and an encore of the Foo Fighters' hit, Times Like These, which prove that unlike her bowel movements last night, Thom's career certainly wont be going down the toilet anytime soon.
I started knitting recently because it felt like my whole life was going down the toilet when I was making this record.
Among the latter: an assortment of crappers titled Your Constitutional Rights Going Down the Toilet.
WHILE Jennifer Lopez's music career continues to go from strength to strength, and her love life remains buoyant with recent news of her engagement to Hollywood hunk Ben Affleck, the native New Yorker's film career is going down the toilet fast.
Then after awhile, you're operating four shops and going down the toilet, and no one is there to tell you you were stupid and made a big mistake until it's too late.