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1.
Term used in medical circles to describe a patient for whom death is impending and yet continues to cling to life
"Mrs. Robinson in room 203 has been circling the drain all week.. damn man, we really need the room!"
by Mister Defino December 11, 2004
 
2.
adj. still alive, but about to kick the bucket, buy the farm, meet your maker, etc.
Grandpa was circling the drain for years, and finally bought the farm, leaving a large estate.
by fizzle April 10, 2004
 
3.
A sick music blog ran by the raddest of people.
Bitch #1 : Hey, I really need some new music, Im tired of listening to the same "Kill Yourself" Screamo bands.

Bitch #2: You should check out Circling The Drain, they post the raddest of rad, including gnar "Kill Yourself" screamo music.

Bitch #1 : Thanks, Im going to go masturbate to all the posters last.fm pictures.
by Livin and Killin August 17, 2010
 
4.
A rim job; Tossing salad
I love circling the drain.
by K.I.T August 16, 2012