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flush down the drain

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  • flush down the drain —    to dismiss peremptorily from employment    The imagery is obvious:     If I bounce him and ask Thorsen to get me another man, he ll flush Boone down the drain. (Sanders, 1977) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • down the flush — adv ruined, abandoned, beyond hope. These are racier versions of down the drain , down the pan or down the toilet , heard in the USA since the late 1970s and in Britain since the early 1980s. Bright enough to realise he is going down the tubes,… …   Contemporary slang

  • down the tubes/flush/chute — adv ruined, abandoned, beyond hope. These are racier versions of down the drain , down the pan or down the toilet , heard in the USA since the late 1970s and in Britain since the early 1980s. Bright enough to realise he is going down the tubes,… …   Contemporary slang

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