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    COME DOWN ON X HOLD TO

    SITUATION 1 - He lent me some money last year, and now hes coming down on me for the money.
    SITUATION 2 - a) Dont worry, Ill pay you back with interest.
    b) Ill hold you to it...
    When it comes to owing money to a person, how similar are the expressions above? In the first situation, could I also say hes holding me to it?

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    Re: COME DOWN ON X HOLD TO

    No.
    In Situation 1, you wouldn't say "he's holding me to it" unless you also specified the "thing" he is holding you to - a promise or agreement that you made. For example:

    "He lent me some money last year and I signed a receipt that stated I'd pay him back by the end of June. Now he's holding me to it."

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