down the plughole


down the plughole
Australian Slang
wasted (as effort, money, etc.)

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • down the plughole — informal 1 used to describe something that is being wasted or lost All my hard work went down the plughole. [=went down the drain] You re pouring your money down the plughole. [=you re wasting your money] 2 used to describe something that is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Down the plughole — wasted (as effort, money, etc.) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • go down the plughole — (informal) To fail, be wasted or lost • • • Main Entry: ↑plug * * * go down the plughole informal phrase to be completely lost or wasted All that money has gone down the plughole. Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successful …   Useful english dictionary

  • go down the plughole — British & Australian, informal if a plan or work goes down the plughole, it fails or is wasted. I ll be so annoyed if all my hard work goes down the plughole just because he s too lazy to finish his bit in time …   New idioms dictionary

  • (go) down the plughole — (go) down the ˈplughole idiom (BrE) = ↑down the drain ↑drain n. Main entry: ↑plughole …   Useful english dictionary

  • go down the plughole — informal to be completely lost or wasted All that money has gone down the plughole …   English dictionary

  • go down the plughole — informal be unsuccessful, lost, or wasted. → plughole …   English new terms dictionary

  • (go) down the drain — (go) down the ˈdrain idiom (BrE also (go) down the ˈplughole) (informal) (to be) wasted; (to get) very much worse • It s just …   Useful english dictionary

  • plughole — [[t]plʌ̱ghoʊl[/t]] plugholes 1) N COUNT A plughole is a small hole in a bath or sink which allows the water to flow away and into which you can put a plug. [BRIT] (in AM, use drain) 2) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that something has gone down… …   English dictionary

  • plughole — plug|hole [ˈplʌghəul US houl] n BrE 1.) the hole in a bath or ↑sink that the water flows out of, and which you can put a plug into American Equivalent: drain 2.) go down the plughole informal a) if work or effort goes down the plughole, it is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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