One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
When the action or trouble starts.‘we've got to get our man out of there before the balloon goes up’
- ‘Next time we will have a longer run at it, and it will lose a darned sight more when the balloon goes up.’
- ‘I don't think that deadline of March 17 is going to be it, you know, when the balloon goes up.’
- ‘It will be hard to request more resources if and when the balloon goes up in a place like that.’
- ‘If he wants to be certain of being absolutely on the ball when the balloon goes up - if it does - it's as well he gets a rest now.’
- ‘Lo and behold, when the balloon goes up they cannot repay those loans.’
- ‘They are demanding this, that and the other, but they won't lose out when the balloon goes up - they'll be living it up in Monte Carlo.’
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