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is it correct to say: "...but the plan goes down the toilet"? i was describing a movie to my friend and i got stuck trying to say : "they try to assault a bank but the plan goes down the toilet... is it right? if not is there another expression to be used wihout changing the meaning?
Feb 13, 2014 6:40 PM
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Haha, you can, but it's informal and has a bitter connotation to it. "Down the tubes/drain" is a bit more neutral but still informal. It sounds like in the context you're giving it would work, although I wouldn't if it's for an academic paper or work report or something like that.
February 13, 2014
Ahah what do you mean? That they were not successful?
February 13, 2014
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