down the drain

down the drain

– wasted
– lost
– abandoned
– completely spoiled
– gone

1. Our work went down the drain when NGO stopped funding the project in the halfway.
2. If the factory closes, that will be a million pounds’ worth of investment down the drain.
3. I’m scared I’m going to be out of a job, and my 12 years of experience will be down the drain.
4. We cannot afford to let our train system go down the drain.
5. A lot of money went down the drain in that Wilkinson deal.

On the way to being lost or wasted; disappearing. For example, Buying new furniture when they can’t take it with them is just pouring money down the drain , or During the Depression huge fortunes went down the drain . This metaphoric term alludes to water going down a drain and being carried off.[Colloquial; c. 1920]

D Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment

Idiom of the Day

add fuel to the flames
add fuel to the flames Meaning: an action, whether verbal or physical that makes a bad situation even worse cause circumstances or dispute to become further excessive Synonym: ... Read on


Follow Us

Like Facebook Page

Recent Comments

Keep in Touch

Copyrights © 2018 - The Idioms - All Rights Reserved.