down the pan

idiom

Definition of down the pan

British, informal
1 used to describe something that is being wasted or lostIt's just money down the pan.All my hard work went down the pan.
2 used to describe something that is getting much worseThe business is going down the pan.

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“Down the pan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/down%20the%20pan. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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