go to pot


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Related to go to pot: go belly up, go above and beyond

go to pot

To deteriorate or decline; from the use of inferior cuts of meat to make a pot of stew rather than being eaten as dishes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.go to pot - become ruined; "His business went to pot when economy soured"
deteriorate - become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
References in classic literature ?
I say that the world may go to pot for me so long as I always get my tea.
If a law sponsored by the wonderfully-named Tick Segerblom is passed by the Nevada legislature the dogs will really go to pot.