It will probably go belly under

The context of this malaphor was in reference to a newly opened restaurant that probably will not survive.   This is a congruent conflation of “going belly up” and “going under”, both meaning business failure.  Again, direction seems to be the hang up in this one (and many other previously posted ones), and of course that both phrases have the same meaning.  A big thank you to Jody Compton for serving this one up!

2 Comments on “It will probably go belly under”

  1. Cecily says:

    Maybe the customers will belly under the bar.

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