go to pot

Definition of go to pot

informal

  1. :  to be ruined :  to fail Their business is going to pot.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

  1. :  a usually rounded metal or earthen container used chiefly for domestic purposes (as in cooking or for holding liquids or growing plants)

    :  any of various technical or industrial vessels or enclosures resembling or likened to a household pot

    :  potful

  1. :  to place in a pot

    :  to pack or preserve (something, such as cooked and chopped meat) in a sealed pot, jar, or can often with aspic

    :  to shoot with a potshot

  1. :  marijuana

  1. : potential

    : potentiometer


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