down the pan

idiom

British, informal
1
used to describe something that is being wasted or lost
It's just money down the pan.
All my hard work went down the pan.
2
used to describe something that is getting much worse
The 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 22 Apr. 2024.

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