Down and out/ boxing

Posted by SR on March 24, 2005

In Reply to: Down and out posted by Mark Ge on March 24, 2005

: Hi,

: what does it mean to be "down and out" I have a vague idea but am unsure.

: MaRk gE

I'm not sure here, but my guess is that the term comes from a boxing match when a fighter is knocked "down" by an opponent and counted "out" by the referee thus ending the match. SR