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Eighty Six: ---what does it mean?

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Asked by LIPSIKA, 08 Mar '13 11:48 am
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The term is American and originated in the restaurant trade. All the meanings loosely refer to something that was previously okay becoming not okay. The actual origin is uncertain but is likely to be one of these:
From Chumley's Bar and restaurant at 86 Bedford Street in Greenwich Village NYC.
A reference to article 86 of the New York state liquor code which defines when bar patrons should be refused service.
From Delmonico's Restaurant in New York City. Item number 86 on their menu, their house steak, was often unavailable during the restaurant's early years.
Source: The phrase finder
Answered by Josna, 19 Mar '13 09:02 am

 
  
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A tea at six................in the evening..........
Answered by HRITIK PANDE, 08 Mar '13 11:52 am

 
  
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It is a number.
Answered by Flying Saucer, 10 Oct '13 08:47 am

 
  
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To kill, knock off, eradicate
Answered by yusuf syed, 20 Mar '13 12:55 am

 
  
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Restaurant lingo meaning "take an item off the menu." By extension it can also mean to get rid of almost anything
Answered by jameel ahmed, 11 Mar '13 04:11 pm

 
  
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Anything that's been cut or cancelled
Answered by Annes, 09 Mar '13 06:08 pm

 
  
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86...
Answered by vijay, 08 Mar '13 12:15 pm

 
  
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Number
Answered by Quest, 08 Mar '13 12:10 pm

 
  
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To throw out
Answered by iqbal seth, 08 Mar '13 12:05 pm

 
  
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Too old!!
Answered by sanjay karmakar, 08 Mar '13 12:03 pm

 
  
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