up the spout

idiom

British, informal
used to describe something that has completely failed, been ruined, etc.
The economy's up the spout.
His marriage is going up the spout.

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“Up the spout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20the%20spout. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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