LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||24/SET/2009 11:48 PM|
Belly up: fracasso ou falência.
My budget went belly up these days...
I gave it as an example, because it´s easier to recall big organizations that go belly up.
Indeed, the imagery I have is that of a school of fish that is trapped into pollutation, they lack oxygen and quick they go belly up. Think of pollutation in Rio´s Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon...the pollutation creates the rigth environment to overpopulation of algae, that in turn kill entire schools of fish. Tons of fish shore up in it´s edges belly up and stinking...
Not only the government, but anyone that can spy you; overtly or subtly (mainly if he
has more resources to do so than you do to react or discover etc...).
Think about your brother that your mommy/dad would send to watch you at your parties, and to bribe him you gave some candies, or even small bribes...
I had heard it less than often, but again, slang is slang.
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