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down the toilet

( UK also down the pan) informal
If something is or goes down the toilet, it is wasted or spoiled: After the drug scandal, his career went down the toilet.
Translations of “down the toilet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 被浪費, 遭毀壞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被浪费, 遭毁坏…
(Definition of down the toilet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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