I’m sure that today’s phrase will be relevant for many people! How many times have you had a day which had gone sooooo terribly wrong from the moment you got out of bed?
I learnt this phrase from a newsletter of a coffee chain which I normally don’t bother reading, but here you go – sometimes they can be useful! They were advertising their new campaign:
|When your mornings go to pot, we’ve been fixing the with yummy offers and freebies – here’s one of our favourites.|
Indeed, it’s not only mornings that can “go to pot“, but many other things too:
– My late night writing session went to pot, as it were (Oxford Dictionary)
– The house has been going to pot for years (Macmillan Dictionary).
– All that said, the single market is an unambiguously good idea, and the idea that one could let half of Europe go to pot is ludicrous (The Economist).
– These people are following this charlatan as if they would follow a Messiah. They do it because of pie in the sky. With him Italy will go to pot (The Economist).
If you’re wondering how this phrase came about, here’s a little explanation of its etymology. “That meaning alludes to the fact that the journey of an animal or ingredient to the pot was a one-way trip, with a very short future ahead”.