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    Question put up my papers

    Hi,

    Can "put up papers" be used to express resignation?

    I want to put up my papers. (I want to resign)
    I have put up my papers. (I have resigned)

    Are these sentences appropriate? Would a native speaker ever use this expresion?

    Thanks

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    Re: put up my papers

    All the current uses on the web I could find seemed to be from Indian speakers, but there are a couple of old examples, including one from John Webster in 1623, so it looks very much like a phrase that has been preserved there and fallen into disuse in the UK- I had never come across this phrase until I read your post.

    John Webster link- Full text of "Dramatic works. Edited by William Hazlitt"
    It's the full text, though a .txt file and not too big. Search for 'papers' and it's the second result.

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    Re: put up my papers

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    All the current uses on the web I could find seemed to be from Indian speakers, but there are a couple of old examples, including one from John Webster in 1623, so it looks very much like a phrase that has been preserved there and fallen into disuse in the UK- I had never come across this phrase until I read your post.

    John Webster link- Full text of "Dramatic works. Edited by William Hazlitt"
    It's the full text, though a .txt file and not too big. Search for 'papers' and it's the second result.
    Thanks a pile
    So whats the upshot?
    Is this expressions appropriate? And what would a native speaker use instead?

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    Re: put up my papers

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Thanks a pile
    So whats the upshot?
    Is this expressions appropriate? And what would a native speaker use instead?
    I have heard, "I have put in my papers." in England.


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    Re: put up my papers

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Can "put up papers" be used to express resignation?

    I want to put up my papers. (I want to resign)
    I have put up my papers. (I have resigned)

    Are these sentences appropriate? Would a native speaker ever use this expresion?

    Thanks
    How about "I want to put down my papers" & "I put down my papers".

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