"down the tube(s)"

Prof. Roly Sussex sussex at LINGUA.ARTS.UQ.EDU.AU
Tue Jun 15 11:15:28 UTC 1999

I have drawn a blank with my favourite resources in trying to
find the source of this expression. Presumably it has something
in common with "down the drain"; but which tubes does the
expression refer to?


Roly Sussex
The University of Queensland

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