go to pot

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go to pot

informal
:to be ruined :to fail
  • Their business is going to pot.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : 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

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

  2. : potful

  3. : an enclosed framework of wire, wood, or wicker for catching fish or lobsters

  1. : to place in a pot

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

  3. : to shoot with a potshot

  1. : marijuana


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