Down the pan 泡湯了

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Image caption In the UK, people usually use 'toilet' not 'WC'


如果一件事情 something goes down the pan 或者 something goes down the toilet,那意思是說這件事情完蛋了,被搞砸了。


Mike had great dreams of becoming a rock guitarist, but they went down the pan when he injured his hand.

I'm afraid all that careful preparation we did for Meerka's surprise birthday party went down the pan when her sister told her about it.

He invested all his life's savings in a beautiful, antique car but everything went down the pan when he crashed it the next day.


短語 out of the frying pan, into the fire 「剛出油鍋,又入火坑」 可以用來表達某事從不好的情況進入到更糟的狀態。


Studying for my MA was really difficult and stressful, but then I really jumped out of the frying pan into the fire when I graduated and realised there were no good jobs available.