In Reply to: Can't make the nut posted by Joe Pasky on March 30, 2009 at 08:53:
: What is the origin: 'Can't make the nut'?
You're talking about "nut" in a financial sense, I imagine. "The nut," which you can or cannot make is a financial minimum, or goal, or quota, but I can't give any details, as I can't find the definition on the Web. I was looking under "make the nut" and "make your nut," and almost all that I got were ways to make nut butter and the like, along with a few sites that promised "I'll make your nuts ache," which evidently is a come-on for masochists.
Is someone here familiar with business jargon?