Answer: A gangster cliche for “going to jail,” the phrase “up the river” originally referred to a prison up what river?

A gangster cliche for “going to jail,” the phrase “up the river” originally referred to a prison up what river?

A: Ohio River

B: Hudson River

C:St. Lawrence River

D:Rio Grande

Answer: The correct answer is Hudson River.

7 Replies to “Answer: A gangster cliche for “going to jail,” the phrase “up the river” originally referred to a prison up what river?”

  1. They just made a boo boo on “Who wants to be a Millionaire 3/14/21. Stating that the correct answer was “Hudson River”
    Key is “Gangster Cliche”

  2. On Who Wants to Be a Millionaire March 14,2021 ,The answer to this question was Hudson River. So are you correct or is the game show correct?

  3. I was watching who wants to be a millionaire and this question was asked of the contestant by Jimmy Kimmbel. The contestant excepted the money he won. Then they had him guess the answer. So he guessed Ohio River. Well the show said it was Hudson River. Which according to this it is obviously wrong. Ohio River was correct. Just wanted to bring this to your attention. So Which is the correct answer?

  4. Why would jimmy kimmel say that the correct answer was the Hudson River when the answer above says Ohio River?

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