go down the tubes

idiom

Definition of go down the tubes

informal
1 : to fail or become ruined His health is going down the tubes.
2 : to be wasted or lost All my hard work went down the tubes.

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go down/like a bomb

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“Go down the tubes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20down%20the%20tubes. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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