go down the chute

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.
See also: chute, down, go

go down the chute

 and 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.
See also: chute, down, go

go down the chute

verb
See also: chute, down, go
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Careless governments will need to work harder or go down the chute earlier.
The housing officer was rude and discourteous, insisting if the package was small enough it would go down the chute.
Eventually they managed to open the doors and told us to go down the chutes."
"Eventually they managed to open the emergency doors and told us to go down the chutes. There were fire engines waiting and then we were all ushered into a bus then to the airport.