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The wheels came off

Posted by ESC on October 21, 2007

In Reply to: The wheels came off posted by Johnny on October 21, 2007

: What does "when the wheels came off" mean, and from where did it originate?

It means the wheels came off and the vehicle, etc., has come to a full stop. Reminds me of:

"You've Been A Good Old Wagon But You've Done Broke Down" -- Ben Harney (1871-1938).