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  1. hookshot

    bang want sixpence

    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

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    Re: bang want sixpence

    Bang went = he lost


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