For the uninitiated, "circling the drain
" means to take a turn for the worse, a "preemie" is a premature infant and "road rash" is abrasions from a fall onto concrete.
Good journalism costs money, and it's no secret that newspapers especially have been circling the drain
The 33-year-old is fully committed to the Dons but is dismayed to see his first love circling the drain
The Bruins can't do anything about the upcoming NHL season slowly circling the drain
, but they can look to the future, which they did yesterday by signing pesky forward Brad Marchand to a four-year, $18 million contract extension that will keep him in Boston through the 2016-17 season.
"Texas' Women's Health Program may be circling the drain
What Long masterfully achieves is the precise interior focus of a man whose life is circling the drain
, and he does this without either high drama or sentimentality." GAIL CALDWELL
Last year CSPI bragged that 20,000 reports of "gastrointestinal misery"--"more than all other food additive complaints in history combined"--had been forwarded to the FDA, mostly through CSPI "Olestra may be circling the drain
," Michael Jacobson crowed, but it is still "causing too much pain, embarrassment and inconvenience.
CIRCLING THE DRAIN
- patient is taking a turn for the worse.
As we watch Caden's life disintegrate and literally get consumed by his play, there doesn't seem to be any point except to watch this sad man circling the drain
without anything to show for his sorry existence.
circling the drain
: What a struggling company does just before it goes down the tubes: "Jackson knew the company was circling the drain
when he jumped ship."