Original Meaning: Broken bench
In 16th century Italy when a merchant could not pay their debts, the bailiffs would publicly destroy the merchant’s bench so he could not do business any longer. It was considered financial and social death.
De nenhum lado de todo. De todos os lados um pouco. (Drexler, J.)
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