down the plughole

idiom

Definition of down the plughole

informal
1 used to describe something that is being wasted or lost All my hard work went down the plughole.You're pouring your money down the plughole.
2 used to describe something that is getting much worse The business is going down the plughole.

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“Down the plughole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/down%20the%20plughole. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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