One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
go down the gurgler
informal Be wasted or lost.‘before we know it, another $2 million will have gone down the gurgler’
- ‘Or more bluntly, how much of our publicly-funded research is going down the gurgler?’
- ‘We wasted years of negative energy on that, and New Zealand went down the gurgler.’
- ‘We just have to do it because we are not going to sit back and let our country go down the gurgler.’
- ‘I am far more worried about the way that all sides seem intent on watching political life go down the gurgler.’
- ‘Have you got a story about how workers lost their accrued entitlements went a company went down the gurgler?’
- ‘Well, they were going down the gurgler anyway.’
- ‘Two-thirds of his popular support has gone down the gurgler - 14 percentage points down the gurgler.’
- ‘This bill is another example of why they will go down the gurgler.’
- ‘Suez was forced to write off half a billion US dollars on its operations in Argentina when the Argentinean currency went down the gurgler.’
- ‘Unfortunately, it had been three years since school and my maths had gone down the gurgler.’
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