A Chinese man got his arm stuck in the toilet today, and had to be rescued. He had accidentally dropped his phone in the toilet and was trying to get it out. He did not want it to go “down the drain.”
When rescue workers arrived, the man was sitting next to the toilet with his arm stuck completely under water in the toilet. The rescuers had to break the toilet into pieces to get the man’s arm out! It took them 10 minutes to get his arm free.
In the end, he just had some cuts and bruises on his arm. And he DID get his phone back, but will it work?
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LEARNING ENGLISH: What does “down the drain” mean? It means that something will be lost or wasted, or will disappear. For example, “I had a good grade in math class, but after I got a D on the last test, my good grade went down the drain.”
EXTRA PRACTICE: Post a comment and tell about something of yours that has gone “down the drain.” You can make it up, or tell a true story. Be sure to use the phase “down the drain” in your comment.