Went down the chute - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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go down the chute
To fail; to be ruined or destroyed; to be squandered or wastefully discarded. My father's company is now going down the chute because of the incompetent new CEO. All of our savings have gone down the chute ever since Jack had his little gambling spree in Las Vegas.
go down the chute and go down the drain; go down the tube(s)
Sl. to fail; to be thrown away or wasted. Everything we have accomplished has gone down the chute. The whole project went down the drain.
References in periodicals archive
"An excise man fell down a hole there one night and broke both legs, successfully sued the distillery and it went down the chute
Rochelle Lonergan's son Tristan, aged 17 months, cut his hand open when he went down the chute
at Tayfield Road Park in Wythenshawe.
"He must have went down the chute
like a tonne of bricks.
'Much of the wealth she should have been enjoying in her old age went down the chute
The SCS verifies that the package went down the chute
, and sends the information back up the hierarchy.
In the past, those orders went down the chutes
to packing stations, just like multi-line orders.