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    scratch

    He said if the guy was up and up he would have had Artie write
    the word down in there. Howard said he was going to scratch the idea of
    him giving out the word.

    * What do you mean by the phrase in bold text?

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    Re: scratch

    It means he is going to forget about that idea, or not go ahead with it.

    The term "scratch" in this context comes from horse racing; when a horse that was originally in the line-up for a particular race is unable to compete at the last minute, bettors are told to "scratch" him from their racing forms, that is, cross off his name.

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    Re: scratch

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    It means he is going to forget about that idea, or not go ahead with it.

    The term "scratch" in this context comes from horse racing; when a horse that was originally in the line-up for a particular race is unable to compete at the last minute, bettors are told to "scratch" him from their racing forms, that is, cross off his name.
    * Due to his habitual absences, the group decided to scratch his name off the list of members.

    -- please check! Thanks

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    #4

    Re: scratch

    Yes, that sentence is fine.

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    #5

    Re: scratch

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Yes, that sentence is fine.

    I'll scratch the idea of not thanking you!

    thanks!!!

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