in the dumper

in the dumper

slang In a state of total waste, failure, or ruination. My father's company is now going to be in the dumper because of the way the incompetent new CEO is running things. My dad once threw our entire life savings in the dumper betting on horses one weekend. The director's reputation is going to be in the dumper once these allegations come to light.
See also: dumper
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Kevin Russell, 18, was found guilty of deliberately releasing the handbrake which resulted in the dumper rolling on to the line.