When the first season ended, Michael Caffee (Jason Isaacs), the gangster, was circling the drain
after a savage beating.
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.
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.
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.
It's not because of how they won in that particular game, but every time it becomes common belief that they're circling the drain
, they play a game like Sunday's.
A stress puppy is a grumbling worker, while circling the drain
refers to a project which is going nowhere.
Night Shyamalan - whose career has been circling the drain
for some time now - it's a step back from the abyss.
If the Chargers heads were in Indianapolis, their playoff hopes are now elsewhere, too - circling the drain
Worst of all, the CTA adopts hard-core, anti-education positions that, if the CTA had won, would have dramatically increased the speed at which our schools are circling the drain
It's an industry cliche to say that trends are cyclical, but in this case, the sitcom really does seem to be circling the drain