I am a german student, stuying english at a university.
I came across this saying and have been surfing the web and researching in numerous idiom collections, but i am unable to find out its meaning:
I'll give you the whole sentence:
James McLaren invested 50 grand in venture and bang went sixpence.
I am to find out whether, formally this one sentence could be a very short Short Story and thus i have to find out what the latter part means.
thanks in advance
Bang went = he lost