Down the drain meaning

What does the saying 'Down the drain' mean?

Idiom: Down the drain

Meaning: If something goes down the drain, especially money or work, it is wasted or produces no results.

Country: International English | Subject Area: Furniture and household fittings | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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