Two queries: "for good"; "face the music"

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Wed Jul 3 02:30:20 UTC 2002

    A colleague has sent two queries my way:

(1) Why do we say "for good" (= forever), as in: "He left California for good"?

(2) Why do we say "face the music"?  What was the original reference here?

   Would anyone have any ideas?

Gerald Cohen

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