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go into the dumper

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go into the dumper

verb phrase

To fail utterly; be discarded: Gone to Carnival had gone straight into the dumper

[1990s+; dumper is probably a shortening of Dumpster, trademark for a refuse bin]

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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