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Gone south

Posted by ESC on November 24, 2003

In Reply to: Origin and Meaning of Phrase posted by S Elbe on November 24, 2003

: Can someone help? I need to know the origin and meaning of the phrase "went South on me." Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

My understanding of the phrase is, if a project has gone south, it's "in the toilet," "gone bust," etc.