Go to the devil!

go to the devil

1. To be in an extremely and increasingly bad or ruinous condition; to be on the inevitable path to utter failure or ruin. Our project went to the devil after our funding was cut. With the way he's running things, the company is going to the devil.
2. To fall into moral degradation. It seems like our country is going to the devil! No one has any basic decency anymore.
3. An exclamation of anger, annoyance, or exasperation. If you can't be bothered to run our business like a professional, then you can go to the devil, for all I care!
See also: devil, go

go to the ˈdevil!

(old-fashioned, spoken) used, in an unfriendly way, to tell somebody to go away
See also: go

Go to the devil!

See also: go
References in classic literature ?
"Ports are no good - ships rot, men go to the devil!"
"Go to the devil!" said Dom Claude; "here is the last money which you will get from me?"
If my husband is able to keep a few good horses and dogs, I shall be quite satisfied; and all the rest may go to the devil!'
Go to the devil! You do not know with whom you have to deal!" Peppino made a sign, and the youth hastily removed the fowl.
"Oh, go to the devil!" called out a voice, drowned by the laughter of the orderlies and servants.
Go to the devil! This is slander towards me and disinformation to newspaper readers," Berlusconi was quoted, as saying.