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    Default "hold water"

    It means to be a sound idea.

    Example:His proposal for a new work scheduling system doesn`t hold water.

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    Default Re: "hold water"

    Quote Originally Posted by ackeiyword View Post
    It means to be a sound idea. It is not a sound idea.

    Example:His proposal for a new work scheduling system doesn`t hold water. Yes.

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    Default Re: "hold water"

    Quote Originally Posted by ackeiyword View Post
    It means to be a sound idea.

    Example:His proposal for a new work scheduling system doesn`t hold water.
    "Does not hold water" means " cannot be effective"

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