Go down the drain

Submitted by NikoletaBrilliant on Sun, 23/12/2012 - 10:46

Idiomatic translations of "Go down the drain"

go down the tube
go down the chute
Down the gurgler
Go south
English #1, #2, Russian
Go down/up in flames
Den Bach runtergehen / Für die Katz sein
πάω στράφι/χαμένος/τζάμπα
a se duce de râpă
a se duce pe apa sâmbetei
Boşa gitmek

Meanings of "Go down the drain"


to fail , to be thrown away or wasted

Explained by Persian_Glamberts on Tue, 25/12/2012 - 10:07
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All your plans go to waste.

Explained by Phoenix_Rising on Sun, 06/01/2013 - 22:10
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Lorsque quelque chose ne se déroule pas comme prévu & tourne mal

Explained by Minaaj on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 22:19
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Πάει χαμένο

Explained by SoPink on Wed, 17/08/2016 - 16:36
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Провалиться сквозь землю, бесследно исчезнуть.

Explained by NikoletaBrilliant on Sun, 23/12/2012 - 10:46
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Не очень согласуется с предыдущими толкованиями. Можно пример? - tanyas2882 3 years ago

потерпеть неудачу; прилагать напрасные усилия; работать впустую; пускать (деньги) на ветер.

Explained by St. Sol on Fri, 22/06/2018 - 14:09
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Explained by SoPink on Wed, 17/08/2016 - 16:37
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"Go down the drain" in lyrics

Alligatoah - Do you want to

(Come on) Come on, let's go
Come on let's go down to the river [fn] "Den Bach runtergehen" can also be used as an idiom that can be translated as "to go down the drain", in the sense of throwing something (like your life on drugs) away [/fn]
(Come on) Come on, let's go
Come on let's go down to the river

Fucked Up - The Other Shoe

Take the rose by the thorns.
Hope for sun, but here's the storm.
So head outside and wait for rain.
Watch it all go down the drain.
It can't be comfortable when the whole thing's about to fall.
"We're dying on the inside."

PV Nova - Mustache

Are you ready? Yes!
Shaved? No!
I go down the drain, don't hesitate
Don't be fussy, work on your hairs
Beautiful brown beard, few hairs on the chin

Queens of the Stone Age - I Appear Missing

Pieces were stolen from me
Or dare I say, given away
Watching the water give in
As I go down the drain
I appear missing now

Justin Bieber - Trust

Don’t want to be left with the questions, why
Let’s be honest with ourselves
Did we really come this far
Just to watch it go down the drain?

Yeah, sometimes the heart what's invisible to the eye

Aqua - No Party Patrol

Time's up, we gotta get this party started
Raise the roof and watch the walls come tumbling down
Supplying the gasoline cheaper than bottled water
Fill 'em up, we don't give a damn about tomorrow

Run, run, run - we're running out of water

Brad Paisley - Celebrity

People think you're cool just 'cause you're on TV.
Now, I can fall in and out of love,
Have marriages that barely last a month.
When they go down the drain,
I'll blame it on the fame,
And say: "It's just so tough, bein' a celebrity."

Nataša Bekvalac - The Original

I do not have the will to justify
If I fall l fall alone

When you let me go down the drain
God gave you those loyal women
Which are barking behind my back

Aşa (France) - Subway

How will I know that this love will last

I have come from far away
To see this go down the drain
I have got so much to give

Jul - I can't

Mate steale, step aside of the ??
You left school, you was everytime punished
You be drowned in alcohol, you brush past jail
You go down the drain, you fall in love of your crazy
Today I'm laugh of it, yesterday I was criying for
The past fly away

Fair To Midland - Uh-Oh

So I was the sun
That slapped the rain
Until we all knew she'd go down the drain

They're the jacks of all trades

Alonzo - Kill them

But who rival?
I don't know you're strange, I gonna fuck you
Give me a gun
If it's go down the drain in rap game bury me in Foumboumi*
Protect my mom if she's in pain, I ain't finish
People say that I do rap for children

Ghetto Phénomène - I wanted to

I had so many times try to do something in my life so as to get by fine
Opposites attract so it's shooting for nothing
For Versace or shit, so many dead persons
All go down the drain, I reassess myself
With myself I argue, area is stense
Time flows, they tell me be caution

Howard Jones - No One Is to Blame

You can see the summit, but you can't reach it
It's the last piece of the puzzle, but you just can't make it fit
Doctor says you're cured, but you still feel the pain
Aspirations in the clouds, but your hopes go down the drain

And you want her (want her) and she wants you (wants you)

Vainica Doble - The mourning

And rip in a moment
his writings and poems,
without any remorse
they go down the drain
his most noble feelings
that they believe they're trifles

Aṣa - Subway

How will I know that this love will last

I have come from far away
To see this go down the drain
I have got so much to give

Adelitas Way - Brother

I've got a lot that's on my mind today
But every man got a story to tell
My brother watched his life go down the drain
His addiction took control of him
Everytime I see my brother look at me