down the toilet

down the toilet

1. In a state of failure or ruination. My father's company is now going down the toilet because of the incompetent new CEO.
2. Squandered or wastefully discarded. 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 plastic sticks dont break up when flushed down the toilet so along with fat, wipes and other non-flushables they form fatbergs which can cause sewage flooding to homes, businesses and the environment.
At primary school, the Great British Bake Off star was bullied so badly that she once feared she would drown after cruel kids flushed her head down the toilet.
Hyderabad: Caught taking a bribe, a law officer in Telangana tore the currency notes and flushed them down the toilet in an attempt to wipe out evidence.
THE disgusting reality of putting wet wipes down the toilet was laid bare yesterday.
A study found wipes flushed down the toilet caused serious problems for sewerage systems.
The baby boy was allegedly flushed down the toilet of Amritsar-Howrah Express train but was recovered alive by the sweepers while cleaning the toilet.
A newborn baby who was flushed down the toilet of a train, was recovered alive by the cleaning staff in Indian city of Amritsar on Saturday.
Three men were arrested -- with police adding that an attempt was made to flush some of the evidence down the toilet.
Andy Dickson, said: "The top was clearly no longer wanted by its owner but down the toilet is obviously not the place to get rid!
The constant battle which involves teams of people working around the clock to deal with increased levels of fibre entering the sewer network, as products such as wet wipes are flushed down the toilet, is required to minimise the chance of flooding.
Richard Warneford, wastewater director at Northumbrian Water, said: "The problems caused by flushing the wrong things down the toilet, or pouring things down the sink that you shouldn't, can lead to some particularly horrible experiences for our customers.
"I don't think I need to tell anyone that putting your pants down the toilet is a bad idea, and 'Eileen' is very lucky that she didn't cause the sewer pipe to flood both her home and her neighbours.
In a horrific incident, plumbers discovered the body of a two-day-old baby girl flushed down the toilet of a clinic in Perinthalmanna, Kerala, while clearing the clog in a commode.
Now Yorkshire Water has launched its new campaign to discourage people from flushing wipes down the toilet - blockages caused by wipes are by far the biggest proportion of sewer blockages across the county, accounting for 40% of the total each year.