go to the devil

[go to the devil] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To go away, mind yourown business. - Used as a command; considered rude.

George told Bobto go to the devil.

"Go to the devil!" said Jack, when his sistertried to tell him what to do.

2. To become bad or ruined; becomeuseless.

The boy got mixed up with bad company and began to stealand rob his friends. He went to the devil.

Mr. Jones went to thedevil after he lost his business.