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[俚语习语] 英语习语俚语:Hold your water

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发表于 2019-6-3 12:38:28 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Hold your water:To be calm or patient; to stop making pressing demands, requests, or solicitations. (保持镇定、耐心再等会)

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Normally, "hold water" means that a theory can stand up under criticism or analysis. But I found that this phrase sometimes may also means "to wait". Then, you might say "hold your water!" to somebody if you want he/she to wait for a minite. Is that true?

This phrase started out as a humorous variant of "Hold your horses." It does indeed mean "hold it" for the moment, that is, wait. The users of it believe it to mean, literally taken, either "Don't piss your pants," or try to keep your sphincter tight for the next few minutes. But figuratively it just means "Wait a darn/damn sec!"
Authors of environmental tracts use it as a catch phrase with a double meaning, the environmental meaning being, don't waste water.


英语习语"Hold your water"情景会话:(绝望的主妇S01E19)

Lynette:Mrs. Mccluskey! We're gonna be late for the doctor!
Narrator:A neighbor on the other side of the street
Mrs. Mccluskey:I'm coming, jeez! Hold your water!



英语习语"Hold your water"情景会话:(绝望的主妇S01E11)

Tom:Lynette, Claire is attractive, yes. But I am not attracted to her.
------>> If I thought for even a second that there was any danger in having Claire around,
------>> I'd be the first to get rid of her.
------>> It's you. You're the one. You always have been and you always will be.
Lynette:All right! Hold your water!


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