Down the drain

Do you know the English expression “down the drain“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Jeff: My computer broke just as I was finishing the report. I hadn’t backed up my work so it all went down the drain.

Evelyn: I’m sorry to hear that, but you should back up your work regularly.

Does it mean:

a) fall down a drain

b) be difficult to find

c) be wasted or lost

d) not back up work

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) be wasted or lost