Where does the expression eighty sixed come from ?
#14329. Asked by al. (Oct 27 01 8:57 PM)
The origin is perhaps Chumley's Bar and Restaurant, 86 Bedford St. in Greenwich Village, NYC. It means to refuse to servie an unwelcome customer at a bar or restaurant. To throw away. http://phrases.shu.ac.uk/list.html
Oct 27 01, 10:52 PM
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