I'm looking for the origin of the expression: "fixing someone's wagon".
Alice, with malice on her face, exclaimed "Maybe some hijinks will teach that scoundrel!"
Bob rolled his eyes and sarcastically responds, "Yea, that'll really fix his wagon!"
I love the phrase, but I can't figure out how "fixing someone's wagon" equated to ruining their chances of success, or bringing about their downfall, etc.? Were wagon mechanics particularly malicious?