go to the pack

go to the pack

To decline or fall apart. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. Boy, this neighborhood has really gone to the pack in recent years.
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go to the pack

deteriorate; go to pieces. Australian & New Zealand informal
1980 Frank Moorhouse Days of Wine and Rage All the places overseas where the British have pulled out are going to the pack.
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He said: "A lot of credit must go to the pack, they gave us the platform with an unbelievable scrum which was amazing against a good forward pack and I'm glad they got a penalty try out of it.
We certainly stopped them from playing and their type of game has traditionally hurt us, so a lot of credit must go to the pack for the way they went about their business.