go under the wrecking ball

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go under the wrecking ball

To be destroyed or demolished. My old elementary school used to be here but, as you can see, it's gone under the wrecking ball since I graduated. Look, if we don't get people to sign this petition, that beautiful old building will go under the wrecking ball!
See also: ball, go, wreck
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go under the wrecking ball

Fig. to be wrecked or torn down. That lovely old building finally went under the wrecking ball. I hate to see good architecture go under the wrecking ball.
See also: ball, go, wreck
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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