go down the drain

go down the drain

To fail; to be ruined or destroyed; to be squandered or wastefully discarded. My father's company is now going down the drain because of the incompetent new CEO. All of our savings have gone down the drain ever since Jack had his little gambling spree in Las Vegas.
See also: down, drain, go
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Wambora, who was speaking in Embu town, dismissed doomsayers spreading fears that the money for the dams will go down the drain as it happened with the now controversial Kimwarer and Arror dams in Elgeyo Marakwet.
Summary: Warangal (Telangana) Mar 8 (ANI): If the public votes for the Congress, these votes would go down the drain, said Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) working president KT Rama Rao.
Nyame has lamented that the 'Tear Rubber' hitmaker is an opportunist who has made his investment go down the drain.
Vernon Macklin got 25 points and 17 rebounds in his Magnolia debut, while Paul Lee saw his 20-point performance on a 5-of-8 shooting from threes go down the drain in the defeat.
The Agriculture ministry must ensure that there is enough fertiliser so that the preparations for planting do not go down the drain. It should also enable the NCPB to buy more produce.
Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that hard work of the sugarcane farmers will not be allowed to go down the drain and sugar mills will have to give the rights of farmers to them.
The Remain campaign was right to warn that workers' rights would go down the drain if we left.
One of these is Cork City where 53% of the drinking water will still go down the drain after conservation measures are introduced.
The National Audit Office said the U-turn was the latest in "an ongoing saga that has seen billions of pounds of taxpayers' money go down the drain".
After last week's heavy downpours, organisers put contingency plans in place to make sure tomorrow's show didn't also go down the drain.
He added that any eventual manipulation of the STL to serve some western or Israeli agenda would be tantamount to undermining the court altogether, let alone the seeking of the truth and justice which would go down the drain.
It takes energy to get clean water to your tap, so turn off the water while you brush york teeth; don't just watch it go down the drain: Cutting back on driving reduces your energy use and cuts back on air pollution, too.
"Shopping around for the best deal is quick and easy; by not doing so Brits are effectively watching their hard-earned cash go down the drain.".
If we want to be protected against all eventualities we must sometimes expect to see money go down the drain.
If your toilet seeps water and runs around the clock, that figure starts to climb and dollars go down the drain. First, lift the tank lid to see what's happening.