go to the devil


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go to the devil

1. To be in an extremely and increasingly bad or ruinous condition; to be on the inevitable path to utter failure or ruin. Our project went to the devil after our funding was cut. With the way he's running things, the company is going to the devil.
2. To fall into moral degradation. It seems like our country is going to the devil! No one has any basic decency anymore.
3. An exclamation of anger, annoyance, or exasperation. If you can't be bothered to run our business like a professional, then you can go to the devil, for all I care!
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go to the ˈdevil!

(old-fashioned, spoken) used, in an unfriendly way, to tell somebody to go away
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Go to the devil!

verb
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go to the devil

1. To be unsuccessful; fail.
2. To become depraved.
3. Used in the imperative to express anger or impatience.
See also: devil, go
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If I was a woman priest I'd tell them to go to the devil.
All proceeds will go to the Devils Community Foundation.
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