out the window


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out the window

Forgotten or disregarded; lost or wasted. One member of the audience started shouting at the speaker during the presentation, and all sense of decorum went right out the window. Once the government deregulated the industry, expensive safety precautions were the first thing out the window.
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out (of) the window

Fig. gone; wasted. All that work gone out the window because my computer crashed. My forty dollars—out the window! Why didn't I save my money?
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out the window

mod. gone; wasted. My forty dollars—out the window. Why didn’t I save my money?
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