gå åt skogen

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (go, walk), åt (to) and skog (forest): literally to "go to the forest"

Verb[edit]

åt skogen

  1. to fail miserably
    e.g. "Jag skulle bygga ihop mina IKEA-möbler själv, men det gick åt skogen." = "I was to assemble my IKEA-furniture by myself, but that failed utterly."