Charge it to the ground
Posted by ESC on February 12, 2002
In Reply to: Charge it to the ground and let the rain settle it posted by Michael on February 12, 2002
: This was a saying I've heard since I was a little kid. Whenever someone was owed money, and needed it paid by someone, they would always (sometimes) say, "Charge it to the ground and let the rain settle it." Maybe I'm trying to make too much out of this. What does it mean?
It means the person owed wasn't getting his money back. He had about as much chance of getting his money from the ground as from the debtor. I hadn't heard that phrase. It's a keeper.