go to the wall


go to the wall
   to fail or be destroyed
   It may apply to corporate bankruptcy, to death, and to any enterprise which does not succeed:
    The progeny of those who made the grade flourished; those found wanting went swiftly to the wall. (N. Evans, 1998)

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