down the gurgler

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - down the gurgler

"down the gurgler"

wasted or lost


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - down the gurgler

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  The CEO scrapped the project.

Colleague 2:  Seriously?  Weeks of work down the gurgler?

Colleague 1:  It's the CEO. If he wants us to waste our time, we waste our time.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - down the gurgler

Two parents are talking ...

Mother:  Well? Did Samantha pass her driver's license test?

Father:  Sorry. She failed again.

Mother:  That's forty-five dollars down the gurgler.

Father:  It was not a total waste. She did get experience with taking the test.

down the gurgler - Usage:


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down the gurgler - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for down the gurgler.

down the gurgler - Examples:

1)  Just watching education money "go down the gurgler". The wastage is terrible.

2)  On paper, at least, billions of pounds in value has gone down the gurgler, all because the British apparently opted to vote on emotion, ...

3)  ... not permit for a bilateral series and as a result, it went down the gurgler with huge financial implications for us.

4)  Money does not just disappear when an economy goes down the gurgler. Its a direct result of foreign interests undermining the economy.

5)  Unfortunately all went down the gurgler having been dealing with a fraud and a dupe.

6)  If we have to cancel, it will be 12 months of work down the gurgler, so we are hoping for some positive news.

7)  ... the money that he has poured into Mill Cottage is about to go down the gurgler. Ronnie tells him that the building is infested with dry rot, ...

8)  So yes, that was another idea down the gurgler. I feel the next thing will be ...

9)  ... 28-year-old man about to get married next month but that dream may go down the gurgler after an older woman I had an affair with has vowed to do everything within ...

10)  ... destroy it, but $1000 is a lot of money to just put down the gurgler, or we could pass it on to someone who also has a prescription for ...

11)  But to throw all that work down the gurgler to start a brand new national registry is not the way to go.

12)  ... planned a huge surprise to welcome her, but all their efforts went down the gurgler, thanks to her no show.

13)  ... that was to help raise funds and increase awareness about tree planting went down the gurgler after the minister was found to be involved in corrupt practices and was sacked.

14)  ... a mistake with the scheduling and you might find your entire plan going down the gurgler.

15)  I worry now as well, when it seems to be going down the gurgler, but I was never as close to the breadline as you were at that ...

16)  ... the work of months invested in a highly moral piece of legislation going down the gurgler because of the refusal of someone in the opposition to simply shut up.

17)  ... health care or free public education, while the U.S. pours $1 trillion down the gurgler on weapons that it will never use.

18)  In the process, our value chain goes down the gurgler and our way of life turns upside down.

19)  All of that money down the gurgler. Fiscal recklessness and the minister of finance ought to have known about it.

20)  ... it was money down the gurgler and of zero benefit.