flush down the toilet

dispose of something by washing or flushing it down the toilet with water

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • flush something down the toilet — see ↑flush, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑toilet …   Useful english dictionary

  • down the flush — adv ruined, abandoned, beyond hope. These are racier versions of down the drain , down the pan or down the toilet , heard in the USA since the late 1970s and in Britain since the early 1980s. Bright enough to realise he is going down the tubes,… …   Contemporary slang

  • down the tubes/flush/chute — adv ruined, abandoned, beyond hope. These are racier versions of down the drain , down the pan or down the toilet , heard in the USA since the late 1970s and in Britain since the early 1980s. Bright enough to realise he is going down the tubes,… …   Contemporary slang

  • The Crepes of Wrath — The Simpsons episode Episode no. 11 Prod. code 7G13 Orig. airdate April 15, 1990[1] Show runner(s) James L. Brooks …   Wikipedia

  • flush — [[t]flʌ̱ʃ[/t]] flushes, flushing, flushed 1) VERB If you flush, your face goes red because you are hot or ill, or because you are feeling a strong emotion such as embarrassment or anger. Do you sweat a lot or flush a lot?... [V colour] He turned… …   English dictionary

  • flush — I UK [flʌʃ] / US verb Word forms flush : present tense I/you/we/they flush he/she/it flushes present participle flushing past tense flushed past participle flushed * 1) [intransitive] if someone flushes, their face becomes red because they are… …   English dictionary

  • Toilet-related injuries and deaths — A toilet with the potentially dangerous arrangement of the seat being up There are many toilet related injuries and some toilet related deaths throughout history and in urban legends. Contents 1 Acciden …   Wikipedia

  • flush — flush1 [ flʌʃ ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make water pass through a toilet a ) transitive to get rid of something by putting it into a toilet and flushing it: flush something down the toilet: If any medicine is left over, flush it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flush — flush1 [flʌʃ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(redness on face)¦ 2¦(feelings)¦ 3¦(toilet)¦ 4¦(cards)¦ 5 the first flush of youth/manhood 6 a flush of something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Probably from Latin fluxus; FLUX] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flush — 1 noun 1 (singular) a red colour that appears on your face or body, especially because you are embarrassed, ill, or excited: “How can you tell?” he said as a flush crept up his neck. see also: hot flush 2 a flush of pride/embarrassment etc a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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