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up the spout

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishup the spoutup the spoutBritish English informalFAIL if something is up the spout, it is completely wrong or has failed completely The computer’s up the spout! My plans for the weekend seem to have gone up the spout. spout
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up the spoutShe had been continually up the spout, or over the moon, about some one or something.That's why these computerized route-finders are going up the spout and taking the Glories towards Monument Hill.
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