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What is the origin of "gone to pot"?


All of us "of a certain age" have no doubt heard the expression "gone to pot." Any ideas on its origins? What does it mean to you?

 

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Best Answer Ann Carr (annart) says

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    Jim Miller (JimTxMiller) 4 years ago

    Actually, Ann, the cooking pot was the most referenced answer in my quick Google poll, cited much more than the melting pot. Thanks for playing!


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    Sherry Hewins 4 years ago

    That's an interesting answer. I didn't know what the saying meant, but it always made me think of a "pot belly."


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