Definition of go to the dogs in English:
informal Deteriorate shockingly: the country is going to the dogs
More example sentences
- When the factories closed, everything went to the dogs.
- Law and order went to the dogs after the Whitlam social experiments of excessive welfare, booming populations of single mothers, poor discipline in schools.
- Everybody had to run hard to keep up the real level of their own earnings, while the country went to the dogs.