Posted by Kate Scribens on July 14, 2003
In Reply to: On The Box posted by Gary on July 11, 2003
: : Does anyone know what the origin of this phrase is - meaning on the sick?
: : Feel free to email me direct if you can shed any light on it. Great. Thanks.
: I believe this comes from the charitable work of Methodist Societies and early Trades Unions in the UK. The box was where they kept the money they doled out.
: To Gary, Thanks.