go down the toilet

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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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The fact is, Britain's education system went down the toilet when recognising excellence became a crime.
Great for water conservation, but when manufacturers introduced their first water-saving models, performance went down the toilet.
Nor any penetrating thoughts on how the same institutions responsible for these frauds compounded their crimes by taking out CDSs (credit default swaps), another fancy term for betting slips that paid off when the dud CDOs went down the toilet.
JC, Glasgow IN reply to James Traynor's article on Thursday about the day our game went down the toilet.
As they went down the toilet, so did the cause of much of the pain.
A proven liar and self-pitying tax cheat trying to save a reputation that went down the toilet well over a decade ago.
Our concentration really lapsed over the full 80 minutes, we took the foot off the gas, our kicking game went down the toilet in the last 20 minutes and we didn''t really get out "The Lions are a major team and took advantage of any kind of territory they could .
At first I thought my career went down the toilet," Meltzer said.
I smashed everything to bits, all his first aid kit went down the toilet.
His worth went down the toilet in the United States, but he could make millions performing in Europe.
Every company that went down the toilet went down screaming that it was adding value.
Some friends and family know what happened, but I have never revealed in detail how my Scotland career went down the toilet - make that 'down in the toilet' in December 1950, until now.
And she says that when her mother worked as a stripper, her professional name was Lulu, spelt L double O, L double O because her career went down the toilet years ago.
If the career I could have had as a nuclear physicist went down the toilet, I'll live with it.
SHIGEKI MARUYAMA'S US Open nearly went down the toilet - literally.