Meridith
What is 'fall down the tubes'? You're just so good at math and science. I'd hate to see that all fall down the tubes. What is 'fall down the tubes'?
Feb 17, 2012 11:50 AM
Answers · 3
Usually the expression is "go down the tubes", but "down the tubes" is the operative phrase. For example, when we flush a toilet, everything goes down the tubes or pipes, never to be seen again. It's all gone. So if an aptitude for math and sciences were wasted, we might say that it had fallen down the tubes.
February 17, 2012
It's an unusual one. I'd hate to see it fall down the toilet. That one is similar. The tubes are are the "rubbish tubes" that you find in high rise apartment blocks.
February 17, 2012
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