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pour down

 (on someone or something)
1. Lit. [for water, as with rain] to shower down on someone. The rain poured down on us, soaking us to the bone.
2. Fig. [for blessings, criticism, praise, kudos, etc.] to flow down on someone or something. Criticism poured down on the mayor until he resigned. Blessings poured down on the early settlers in the form of good harvests and plentiful game.
See also: down, pour
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Mix one cup of salt and one cup of baking soda and pour down the drain.
It is so self-conscious, so apparently moral, simply to step aside from the gaps where the creeks and winds pour down, saying, I never merited this grace, quite rightly, and then to sulk along the rest of your days on the edge of rage.
The assembly appears to have plenty of money to pour down the drain - one idea being a model of the assembly being constructed and stored at a huge cost.
It is to have an abstracted reflecting pool which will evoke the old dock, and water will pour down the wall facing the big stairs: we shall see whether the result compensates for the apparent lack of function.
Claire Stansfield's dress seems to pour down her body like a transparent, viscous fluid, causing her to resemble some Ovidian maiden being transformed into a river.
Other sources include the shammpoo, toothpaste, household cleaners, and paint you pour down the drain, plus small amoumnts from your body's wastes.
At this level, profits would be juicy because software companies have high fixed costs and low variable costs, so rising incremental revenues pour down to the bottom line.
It's my birthday tomorrow, and if it doesn't pour down it'll probably snow.
To many of the Valencia High School teens who pour down the hill at lunch time to the fast-food spots at the minimall in one of America's safest cities, the armed guards are gun-toting intimidators who hassle them for trivial matters.
With that, the goodies pour down from the rafters - like free promotional key chains and gift certificates - attached to over 500 parachutes floating down to the seats.