go down the toilet

go down the toilet

To fail; to be ruined or destroyed; to be squandered or wastefully discarded. My father's company is now going down the toilet because of the incompetent new CEO. All of our savings have gone down the toilet ever since Jack had his little gambling spree in Las Vegas.
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Members of the public are encouraged to think before they flush and check out what is safe to go down the toilet.
She said: "We had noticed all of our shampoos had been pushed into our bath so we knew she had been there, but little did I think she would go down the toilet.
I don't think the American people want this country to go down the toilet because Donald Trump made some dumb comments on a videotape 11 years ago.
He could have said that the British people are broadly better off inside Europe while acknowledging that Britain will not go down the toilet if we pull out.
This can be very funny, helps your child understand what is required and makes the situation more fun: ''Naughty wee wee, next time you must go down the toilet like all the other wees Tut
We'll go down the toilet anyway so I'm not going to give them my cash to squander.
Some children suddenly refuse to poop in the toilet as they become aware that things that go down the toilet never come back.
The water-soluble ones simply go down the toilet and the fat-soluble ones can actually cause harm in excess.
With the right support from your doctor friends and family, you will get your life back on track and can enjoy it while watching HIS life go down the toilet.
We are fed up of trying to be tolerant and have watched our neighbourhood go down the toilet.
I spent 12 years at a high school teaching and I've seen talent go down the toilet.
Is it just us or did Big Willie Weekend go down the toilet the moment Will Smith coined the term while promoting "Wild Wild West" nine years ago?
We're closing our factories and laying off good people while our economy continues to go down the toilet.
But as we return to the scene of his defining moment it's baffling to think how the man who burst out of that portaloo to claim glory has seen his career go down the toilet.