Posted by ESC on October 21, 2007
In Reply to: The wheels came off posted by Johnny on October 21, 2007
: What does "when the wheels came off" mean, and from where did it originate?
It means the wheels came off and the vehicle, etc., has come to a full stop. Reminds me of:
"You've Been A Good Old Wagon But You've Done Broke Down" -- Ben Harney (1871-1938). http://www.loc.gov/folklife/Gordon/sideBbandB4.html