rake's progress

noun

Definition of rake's progress 

: a reckless course : a steady deterioration while a painful policy of deflation is being pursued in some countries, the inflationary rake's progress is going merrily onIrish Statesman

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History and Etymology for rake's progress

from The Rake's Progress (1735), series of engravings by William Hogarth †1764 English artist

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