down the pan


down the pan
To go down the pan - значит исчезнуть без следа, бесследно провалиться. Имеется в виду lavatory pan — унитаз.

He was going to America to start a new business, but he lost all his money and his plans went down the pan. — Он собирался в Америку, чтобы начать новый бизнес, но потерял все свои деньги, и его планы рухнули.


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • down the pan — Brit informal 1 used to describe something that is being wasted or lost It s just money down the pan. [=(US) down the drain] All my hard work went down the pan. 2 used to describe something that is getting much worse The business is going down …   Useful english dictionary

  • down the pan — If something has gone down the pan, it has failed or been ruined …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • down the pan —    If something has gone down the pan, it has failed or been ruined.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • down the pan — Phrs. Wasted, lost, ruined. E.g. Oh well, that s another £1000 down the pan …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Down the pan —   If something has gone down the pan, it has failed or been ruined …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • down the pan — Meaning Wasted and unrecoverable. Origin The pan is the lavatory pan …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • down the pan —  Lost. Spent. Wasted. Mis spent. Squandered. Finished. Ruined …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • (go) down the pan — british informal phrase to fail, or to be spoiled All our plans for a holiday have gone down the pan. Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successfulsynonym Main entry: pan …   Useful english dictionary

  • go down the pan — go down the ˈpan idiom (BrE, informal) to be wasted or spoiled • That s another brilliant idea down the pan. Main entry: ↑panidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • go down the pan Brit. — go down the pan Brit. informal reach a stage of abject failure or uselessness. → pan …   English new terms dictionary

  • go down the pan — ► go down the pan informal fail or be totally useless. Main Entry: ↑pan …   English terms dictionary

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