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down the toilet

1. In a state of failure or ruination. My father's company is now going down the toilet because of the incompetent new CEO.
2. Squandered or wastefully discarded. All of our savings have gone down the toilet ever since Jack had his little gambling spree in Las Vegas.
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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.
See also: down, go, toilet

go to the toilet

euphemism To urinate or defecate. I just need to go to the toilet first, and then we can leave.
See also: go, toilet

in the toilet

In a miserable, pitiful, or very unfortunate condition. I just can't find work with the economy in the toilet like this.
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into the toilet

slang Into a state of total waste, failure, or ruination. My father's company is spiraling into the toilet because of the way the incompetent new CEO is running things. My dad once threw our entire life savings into the toilet betting on horses one weekend. The director's reputation will head straight into the toilet once these allegations come to light.
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potty mouth

A person who uses obscenities, vulgarities, or profanities in their speech, especially at inappropriate times. Used especially in reference to a child or as a childish rebuke to an adult. Hey, you little potty mouth! If I hear you speaking like that around your grandmother again, you're going to be grounded for a week! Well there's no need to be a potty mouth about it, Rick. You could have just said no like a civilized person.
See also: mouth, potty

toilet humor

A type of humor focused on bodily functions, such as urination and defecation. Grandma hates that toilet humor, guys, so please lay off it while she's here.
See also: humor, toilet

toilet mouth

A person who uses obscenities, vulgarities, or profanities in their speech, especially at inappropriate times. Used especially in reference to a child or as a childish rebuke to an adult. Hey, you little toilet mouth! If I hear you speaking like that around your grandmother again, you're going to be grounded for a week! Well there's no need to be a toilet mouth about it, Rick. You could have refused like a civilized person.
See also: mouth, toilet

toilet water

A literal translation of "eau de toilette," an aromatic liquid that is stronger than eau de cologne but weaker than eau de parfum. My kids always get me the same bottle of toilet water for Christmas. Don't splash so much toilet water on your face in the morning. You always come into the office stinking to high heaven of the stuff!
See also: toilet, water

use the bathroom

1. To go to a bathroom, restroom, or toilet in order to urinate or defecate. Primarily heard in US. Pardon me, for a moment. I have to use the bathroom. Does anyone need to use the bathroom before we hit the road? It's going to be a long drive to New Mexico!
2. euphemism To urinate or defecate, regardless of location. Primarily heard in US. A: "What took you guys so long to reach the top of the mountain?" B: "Tommy had to use the bathroom about halfway up the trail." I really wish people wouldn't let their dogs use the bathroom on our lawn.
See also: bathroom, use

use the toilet

1. To go to a bathroom, restroom, or toilet in order to urinate or defecate. Pardon me, for a moment. I have to use the toilet. Does anyone need to use the toilet before we hit the road? It's going to be a long drive to New Mexico!
2. euphemism To urinate or defecate, regardless of location. A: "What took you guys so long to reach the top of the mountain?" B: "Tommy had to use the toilet about halfway up the trail." I really wish people wouldn't let their dogs use the toilet on our lawn.
See also: toilet, use
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go to the toilet

Fig. Euph. to use a toilet for defecation or urination. Jimmy washed his hands after he went to the toilet. Excuse me, I have to go to the toilet.
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use the bathroom

 and use the toilet
Euph. to urinate or defecate. May I be excused to use the bathroom? I have to use the toilet.
See also: bathroom, use
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

potty mouth

and toilet mouth
n. someone who uses obscene or profane language in most social settings. (Also a term of address.) That potty mouth is offending people again. Hey, toilet mouth! Watch your language!
See also: mouth, potty

toilet mouth

verb
See also: mouth, toilet

toilet water

n. beer; draft beer. (Alludes to the term for cologne and trips to the toilet after drinking much beer.) This toilet water has me running back and forth to the john.
See also: toilet, water
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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