› [C] a pipe or hole that takes away waste liquids or water
pis su atık borusu/deliği She poured the dirty water down the drain.326
a drain on sth › something that uses or wastes a lot of money or energy
(güç, para, zaman vb.) yük, zahmet Keeping these people in prison is a huge drain on government finances.1811
down the drain informal › If money or work goes down the drain, it is wasted.
boşa gitmek, heba olmak, çar çur etmek/edilmek If you leave the course now, all your hard work will go down the drain.1339