Learn English – Idioms – "Down the drain."

This week we are going to look at some common English idioms.

Down the drain

Down the drain means wasted or lost.
“I wanted to go skiing in Vancouver, British Columbia during my trip to Canada but I twisted my ankle yesterday. My plans to ski are down the drain.”
“I spent $800 on a nice guitar but I never have time to practice. It just sits in my closet. That’s just money down the drain.”
“I should have spent the money on a CD instead!
$800 down the drain.


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