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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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circle the drain

To be in a state of severe deterioration such that one is approaching inevitable ruin, failure, or death. Usually used in the continuous form. More...

Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:51:23 AM

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this is a good one. Could have used this in the past, had I known it. The division of the company I was employed by had been circling the drain for a couple of years before they canned our whole team. (Stayed to collect the severance.)
azbnb
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:51:42 AM

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As in: Liberals and their snowflakes are freaking out because they lost the election and are protesting a rightfully elected president as they circle the drain.

The Mountains are CALLING And I must go - John Muir
monamagda
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:54:42 AM

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thar
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 10:54:16 AM

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Just in case anyone doesn't get the metaphor - to circle is the verb, to go round the drain - as a !iquid does when it is inevitably going down the drain.


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