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    don't hold with them

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    We donít have a Sunday paper, my dad donít hold with
    them
    , but once I see one that somebody had brought
    wrapped round their shoes. It had a bit in it about some
    children......

    Does it mean he doesn't keep them and throws them away?

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    Re: don't hold with them

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    We donít have a Sunday paper, my dad donít hold with
    them
    , but once I see one that somebody had brought
    wrapped round their shoes. It had a bit in it about some
    children......

    Does it mean he doesn't keep them and throws them away?
    It means that he doesn't agree with Sunday newspapers, possibly for religious reasons.

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    Re: don't hold with them

    By the way: wrapped round their shoes means that only a small piece of paper, for example one page was wrapped around it. Because from that sentence it sounds like the whole paper was wrapped around a shoe.

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    Re: don't hold with them

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    By the way: wrapped round their shoes means that only a small piece of paper, for example one page was wrapped around it. Because from that sentence it sounds like the whole paper was wrapped around a shoe.
    Yes, it was probably just one or two pages.

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    Re: don't hold with them

    This is colloquial, and older.
    He don't hold, doesn't approve of the paper's viewpoint, or perhaps simply the idea of a paper on sacred Sunday.
    Someones shoes may be carried wrapped up in a newspaper instead of a box. Sounds like a hillbilly story, heah, hyuhp.

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