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plughole

(ˈplʌɡˌhəʊl)
n
a hole, esp in a bath, basin, or sink, through which waste water drains and which can be closed with a plug

plughole

drain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plughole - a hole into which a plug fits (especially a hole where water drains away)
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations
odtok
afløb
viemäriaukko
utičnica
排水口
마개 구멍
avloppshål
รูที่ให้น้ำไหลออก
lỗ thoát nước

plughole

[ˈplʌghəʊl] Ndesagüe m, desaguadero m
to go down the plugholeirse al traste
all that work has gone down the plugholetodo ese trabajo se ha ido al traste

plughole

[ˈplʌghəʊl] n (British)trou m (d'écoulement)
to go down the plughole (= be wasted) → partir en fumée (= be ruined) → partir en quenouille
Millions of pounds have gone down the plughole → Des millions de livres sont parties en fumée.
People worry that the economy is going down the plughole → Les gens sont inquiets à l'idée que l'économie part en quenouille.plug-in [ˈplʌgɪn]
adj [radio] → alimenté(e) sur secteur
(COMPUTING) plug-in memory card → clé de stockage
plug-in software module → plug-in m, plugiciel m

plughole

[ˈplʌgˌhəʊl] nscarico
it went down the plughole → è caduto nel buco del lavandino ( or della vasca)

plughole

سيفون odtok afløb Abflussloch αεραγωγός desagüe viemäriaukko bonde utičnica scarico 排水口 마개 구멍 afvoer avløp otwór odpływowy escoadouro, ralo штепсельное гнездо avloppshål รูที่ให้น้ำไหลออก musluk deliği lỗ thoát nước 插孔
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Most apt, though, is Newcastle's bath plug duck in club colours, something Steve McClaren may need to stop his side's season going down the plughole.
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We encourage people to stop thinking of their drains as a waste disposal option, and try to keep as many solid objects as possible from going down the plughole.
It is klein wonder, therefore, that the neighbours are upset, seeing all their hopes, now not going down the plughole.
These brave stalwarts had also found two other reasons for the economy going down the plughole.