go down the plughole

go down the plughole

To fail or be squandered. My father's company is now going down the plughole because of the incompetent new CEO. All of our savings have gone down the plughole ever since Jack had his little gambling spree in Las Vegas.
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Get out of the bath now or you will go down the plughole This works when they are tiny.
THE football was hardly flowing and a plumber exposed a leak in the defence - but Kris Boyd ensured Rangers' League Cup hopes didn't go down the plughole.
Tomorrow: Nine months of all-conquering rugby union will go down the plughole if Newcastle Falcons cannot finish what they started at home to Bedford today.
But O'Connor, whose group's bath-themed product failed to make a splash with investors, said it was team leader Jane McEvoy who deserved to go down the plughole.
Also, Tory leader David Cameron will today strike a note of fear by saying the nation has a PATRIOTIC duty to vote for him otherwise Britain will go down the plughole.
A tough, honest pro who has accepted late notice offers to box without having the favour returned, Reid has seen scheduled English title bouts against Mark Moran and Andy Bell fall through before and a Celtic title clash with Ricky Owen go down the plughole.
Let's hope this romance doesn't go down the plughole.
Does water really go down the plughole in opposite directions on either side of the equator?
I doubt it was a case of them not being able to lose, more that they struggled to accept that a bet should go down the plughole in this utterly avoidable way.
He said: 'You have a lot at stake and don't let it go down the plughole.
If Blair does get the chop, mayors could go down the plughole once again.
Watching swirls of black/green sludge go down the plughole I can't remember the last time I had to shower to get rid of mud.
Housewife Clare Smith is feeling drained after seeing pounds 200,000 go down the plughole.
Scores of water firm jobs could go down the plughole because of Government red tape.
SO Ireland's economy is not about to go down the plughole.