Go to the Dogs

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To badly destroy or ruin yourself in appearance and health

Etymology:

  • In the 16th century, food that was no more suitable, worthy of eating and preservation was thrown or given to dogs. The expression later expanded to be used for persons who reach their bad ends, reach their downfall or looked horrible.
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Everyone was excited to meet the famous movie star but no one had ever thought that he has gone to the dogs.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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go to the dogsTo decline or deteriorate.
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