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    hold still

    What does she mean by the next sentence?
    Hols still, I'm putting on my lipstick.


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    Re: hold still

    'Don't move....'

    She doesn't care about his thinning hair.

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    Re: hold still

    His head is so bald and shiny at the back that she is using it as a mirror.

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    His head is so bald and shiny at the back that she is using it as a mirror.
    Thank you,
    That is great! I didn't understand it until read your post.

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    Re: hold still

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thank you,
    That is great! I didn't understand it until I read your post.
    Neither did I.

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    Re: hold still

    One other thing: as a boy I learnt to say 'keep still'. I don't know ...[goes to BNC] ... Ahem... 'keep still' seems to be about 3 times as common in Br Eng; but 'hold still' still seems to be quite common. Perhaps it's a question of dialect. (I think my father (from Lancashire) tended to say 'hold still' but his father-in-law (a Scot, school teacher, and prescriptivist) disapproved )

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