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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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"But my feeling is when it was going down the toilet and people were saying it was boring and it was the worst series of it, what did it take?
But there have been many other shootings and acts of political violence by numerous others, including those for whom "life is going down the toilet." When you look at these situations, the driving factors are usually anger, irritability, and a sense of being wronged.
Someone even put together a meme along the lines of this man's career going down the toilet," a source at Delta told (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6286847/Delta-flight-attendant-faces-firing-clips-mile-high-romp-male-porn-star.html?ito=social-faceboo) Mail Online .
New Zealand captain Kieran Read backed him, saying: "This talk about the Lions going down the toilet doesn't seem right to me."
And that is a good job - because the man they call 'Mad Dog' felt his career was going down the toilet after a brush with controversial football club owner Milan Mandaric.
The rise of UKIP plus all this independence stuff - the country's going down the toilet fast!" Paul Travers posted: "If people are voting for them, they must have issues with this country that UKIP want to address."
Mr Kennedy has a duty of care that goes with his job and should get results, this is 2012 and our city is going down the toilet. It is a good job Mr Kennedy is not the Chelsea football manager - he would be really upset.
AND you thought Ireland was going down the toilet - check out the Sulahb Museum of Toilets Following the U-bend-like history of the jacks from a hole in the ground to the piped, padded shine of now, this place is flush with information on the humble loo.
Revenues, we are told, are going down the toilet and hotels face bankruptcy because of cancelled or missing bookings.
Over the past few years, our area (Lower Coundon-Spon End between Waveley Road and Radford Road) has indeed been going down the toilet.
Meanwhile, as Washington obsesses over the political box score, the economy has been going down the toilet.
"The economy's going down the toilet at the moment and our advertising clients are hurting big time," Kyse told employees, the paper reported.
Highlights though had to be a rocking performance of her biggest hit, I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker, and an encore of the Foo Fighters' hit, Times Like These, which prove that unlike her bowel movements last night, Thom's career certainly wont be going down the toilet anytime soon.