Paying through the nose
Posted by Brenda Christensen on November 24, 2001
In Reply to: paying through the nose posted by capable wingnut on November 23, 2001 at
: : the origin of
: : "to pay through the nose"?
: if you were caught stealing in medival times they sliced a slit in your nose. that was how your "paid" for what you stole and your crime of stealing.