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sift out

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move along or across

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(Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks

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shallow container made of metal

make a sweeping movement

wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals

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express a totally negative opinion of

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Understandably, Powell and Seymour were less than happy to see their fabulous new looks going down the pan when faced with cold water resistance to change but I confess to watching with jaw-dropped amazement at what actually goes on in the wonderfulworl d of the WC.
LOAN star Shaun Lunt feared his career was going down the pan at the start of the season, playing in front of a few men and no dogs for Huddersfield's Under-20s.
It's getting more farcical by the minute, with thousands of pounds going down the pan.
I'm telling you, the day we start handing out millions to prisoners because they don't like the conditions inside, is the day we can truly say this country is going down the pan.
Jobs are going down the pan and the Government are doing nothing about it - we need them to do much more.
Meanwhile, the family business is going down the pan.
I could see my job going down the pan, my wife and my life.
The country risks going down the pan because the Government is obsessed with reducing the deficit over a plan for huge economic growth, surely the best way to slash the deficit.
This country has been going down the pan ever since the death penalty was done away with in 1965.
I could see myself dying, my job was going down the pan - my life, my whole marriage.