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down the chute
1. Awry; in a state of deterioration or failure. You got a C average? Boy, your grades have really gone down the chute this semester. We had big plans for our trip, but the terrible weather sent it all down the chute.
2. A statement of encouragement said to or by someone right before swallowing something. Mr. Thompson, you've got to take your medication. Come on, now, down the chute! Do we really have to do shots of this stuff? OK, down the chute, then!
go down the chute
To fail; to be ruined or destroyed; to be squandered or wastefully discarded. My father's company is now going down the chute because of the incompetent new CEO. All of our savings have gone down the chute ever since Jack had his little gambling spree in Las Vegas.
go down the tubes
1. To be ruined or destroyed; to be caused to fail completely. My father's company is going down the tubes because of the incompetent new CEO.
2. To be squandered; to be wastefully used up or discarded. All of our savings have gone down the tubes ever since Jack had his little gambling spree in Las Vegas.
out of the chute
At the outset; from the very beginning; from the get-go. The company's accounts hadn't been kept in proper order for years, so the new owner was saddled with tremendous debt right out of the chute.
rude slang One's anal canal, including the rectum. That food was so spicy that my whole poop chute was on fire when I went to the bathroom the next morning! They're going to stick a camera up my poop chute to see if there's anything wrong with my intestines.
straight out of the chute
Immediately. Yes, our company is relatively new, but we've had great success straight out of the chute. Tom pitched well straight out of the chute, but he struggled as the game went on.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
go down the chuteand go down the drain; go down the tube(s)
Sl. to fail; to be thrown away or wasted. Everything we have accomplished has gone down the chute. The whole project went down the drain.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
go down the tube(s)and go down the chute
in. to fail totally; to be ruined. I tried, but it all went down the tube. All my plans just went down the chute.
go down the chuteverb
n. the rectum and anus. The doctor actually stuck his finger up my poop chute.
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out of the chute
At the very beginning; right away: Sales were strong right out of the chute.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.