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    garryprockter@xtra.co.nz is offline Newbie
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    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

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    Default Re: to carry no truck,

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

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: to carry no truck,

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    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

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    Default Re: to carry no truck,

    I think it means "power" or 'influence"

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    Default Re: to carry no truck,

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

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    Default 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.

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

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