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circle the drain

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To be dying; Go Down the Drain: And how do some cops describe the condition of a traffic victim who is near death? Circling the drain (1980s+ Medical and police)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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