go by the board

go by the board
go by the board
Fig. to get ruined or lost. (This is originally a nautical expression meaning “to fall or be washed overboard.”) •

I hate to see good food go by the board. Please eat up so we won't have to throw it out.

Your plan has gone by the board. The entire project has been canceled.

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also[pass by the board] {v. phr.} To go away or disappear forever, be forgotten or not used. * /Tom had several chances to go to college, but he let them go by the board./ * /Grandfather said he was too old to go to the beach. "Those days have passed by the board," he said./ Compare: DOWN THE DRAIN.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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