Results 1 to 6 of 6
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • New Zealand
      • Current Location:
      • New Zealand

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 1
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Question to carry no truck,

    The expression
    to carry no truck
    carries no truck with me.

    Is there such an expression

    the user feels this expresses his meaning but ir may not be familiar to his readers


    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 557
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: to carry no truck,

    Yes there is. I haven't heard it recently though.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,448
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: to carry no truck,

    Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead View Post
    The expression
    to carry no truck
    carries no truck with me.

    Is there such an expression

    the user feels this expresses his meaning but ir may not be familiar to his readers

    The expression I know is: have no truck with something or someone = to refuse to become involved with something or someone because you do not approve of them

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 2,944
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: to carry no truck,

    I think it means "power" or 'influence"

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Ireland
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 182
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: to carry no truck,

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    I think it means "power" or 'influence"
    That's true also.

  1. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 15,879
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: to carry no truck,

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Welcome to the forums.




    The expression I know is: have no truck with something or someone = to refuse to become involved with something or someone because you do not approve of them
    This is the usage I've met too. But there's also the expression "carry no weight" ("his arguments carry no weight" [=have no force]), and - judging from the other posts - in some parts of the world the two expressions seem to have been conflated. If I heard a non-British English-speaker using 'carries no truck', I'd conclude that it was part of their language; but if I heard a British-English-speaker use it I'd assume that they had simply started off saying one idiom and got de-railed.

    b
    Last edited by BobK; 03-Mar-2008 at 10:29. Reason: Add parenthesis

Similar Threads

  1. to carry on correspondence
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-May-2007, 21:51
  2. Memorandum of Agreement - BB truck
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-Jan-2007, 04:50
  3. carry
    By mengta in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Dec-2006, 16:50
  4. Carry sth out
    By nyggus in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Feb-2006, 10:48
  5. Is 'sand can carry air pollutants' OK?
    By peppy_man in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-Jul-2005, 04:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •