Go to Seed/Go to Pot

Posted by James Briggs on February 19, 2003

In Reply to: Go to Seed/Go to Pot posted by S. on February 19, 2003

: These two phrases have similar meanings, but I'm not sure of their etymologies, and so I'd much appreciate any information about them. Thanks.

Both mean getting to the end of attractive appearance. In the first instance it's a flower. In the second it's probably a metal implement that is worn out - only worth re-melting in the melting pot.