- Into a state of failure or ruin:
saw her plans go down the tubes.
- in or into a condition of failure, defeat, etc.
Other Word Forms of Tube
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Tube
- down the tubes
- down the tube
- the tube
Origin of Tube
From Middle French tube, from Latin tubus (“tube, pipe").
French from Old French from Latin tubus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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