Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 27, 2005
In Reply to: Pay through the nose posted by Martin Bryant on May 27, 2005
: I can't find the phrase "to pay through the nose" on this site. Anyone got any ideas or even enough information to make this into an entry on the site?
Just a guess.
Blood is a very valuable commodity to things living.
Blood can leave the body via the nose very easily.
I am not 100% on this but I think your phrase may have to do with bleeding,paying for something with a high value contentlike blood.