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    sack the juggler

    What does the expression "sack the juggler" mean and where does it come from?

    Thank you.

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    Re: sack the juggler

    I googled around for an answer to your question.

    Here's what I found from here.

    "Sack the juggler - Said whenever anybody drops anything"

    From another thread, same source:

    "1.Upon hearing someone in a bar/restaurant dropping glasses or crockery -
    "Sack the juggler!" "

    Unfortunately, I couldn't find any "official" source.

    I couldn't find an explanation as to the origin of the word either.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: sack the juggler

    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    I googled around for an answer to your question.

    Here's what I found from here.

    "Sack the juggler - Said whenever anybody drops anything"

    From another thread, same source:

    "1.Upon hearing someone in a bar/restaurant dropping glasses or crockery -
    "Sack the juggler!" "

    Unfortunately, I couldn't find any "official" source.

    I couldn't find an explanation as to the origin of the word either.

    Hope this helps.
    I first heard it in a restaurant in the late '70s. (I don't know of an authoritative source either.)

    b

    PS By way of explanation: a juggler is an entertainer who throws and catches things - typically three balls, sometimes more. Some jugglers add to the spectacle by juggling with knives/dishes/glasses. The reference to sacking [laying off/firing] implies that he's not very good at his job.
    Last edited by BobK; 26-Apr-2007 at 10:18. Reason: Added PS

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