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    #1

    down the drain

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    He looked at his watch, but it was smashed. Seven quid were gone down the drain

    down the drain = in vain, for nothing, without result, in no purpose,

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: down the drain

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    He looked at his watch, but it was smashed. Seven quid were gone down the drain

    down the drain = in vain, for nothing, without result, in no purpose,

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Not a teacher.
    The sentence should be as follows:Seven quids have gone down the drain…

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    #3

    Re: down the drain

    I am not a teacher just like you!!!

    The truth will come out when the glazers have gone and then we can .... to even make the reserves- that 7-8 million quid down the drain! ...

    insurance and 30 bob a week to a local retailer for a 190 quid AWA Deep Image Radiola. Before TV, news came from Newspapers, suddenly we had to have a TV chair ... Sea Hunt's Lloyd Bridges has hung up his swimming trunks, gone to ... stuck down a drain, to the sad death of Princess Diana which stopped a nation. ...

    6 Feb 2006... weapon is Gengigel from my dentist - that was seven quid down the drain. ....

    I dont think anyone here would say that a 2000 quid course is worth it. ...

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 01-Sep-2010 at 17:32.

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