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Go to the Dogs

If something is going to the dogs, it is becoming significantly worse. For example:

Do you really believe that this country is
going to the dogs?
Since he starred in
The Wizard of Oz, the actor’s career has gone to the dogs.
It seems that the company’s reputation
has gone to the dogs.

In all three of these sample sentences, something - a country, a career or a reputation - has been damaged and become worse in some way or another.

The following video shows a special education program for children with special needs and disabilities in a Canadian secondary school. The title of the video is entitled
Education goes to the dogs, a title that plays with the literal as well as figurative meaning of the English idiom to go to the dogs.

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