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Go to the dogs   /goʊ tu ðə dɑgz/   Listen
Go to the dogs

Become ruined.  Synonym: go to pot.

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"Go to the dogs" Quotes from Famous Books

... the Irish, for instance?' Mr. C. said that he would compel every Irishman to work, or he would sink the island in the sea. 'Barbarous man, this is your boasted reform!' cried they in indignant chorus, unsuited either way, and permitting the Irish to go to the dogs in the meanwhile. So suffer me, dearest Miss Minerva, to regret a state of things which no sensible man can approve. Even if it seems to you light, allow me, at least, to treat it seriously, nor suppose I love anything less, because ...
— The Potiphar Papers • George William Curtis

Words linked to "Go to the dogs" :   deteriorate

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