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    got hold of

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    Sir you got hold of that idiotic story that was
    going the rounds.

    Does "got hold of" mean here "believe"?

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    Re: got hold of

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Sir you got hold of that idiotic story that was
    going the rounds.

    Does "got hold of" mean here "believe"?
    I don't think so, no. I think it probably just means "read" (past tense) or "found".

    It's also "doing the rounds", not "going".

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    Re: got hold of

    My dictionary says "go the rounds" and "do the rounds"

    So you think that "got hold of" means he read about it in a newspaper for example?

    You think it can't mean he "heard" about it?

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    Re: got hold of

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    My dictionary says "go the rounds" and "do the rounds"

    So you think that "got hold of" means he read about it in a newspaper for example?

    You think it can't mean he "heard" about it?
    It could mean he heard it, yes. Sorry, I just automatically thought about a newspaper story, for some reason. You're right, it could refer to any kind of story in which case he could have picked it up from a newspaper, radio, TV, the internet, friends etc...

    I've never heard "go the rounds" (maybe it's AmE).

    There's a story going around.
    There's a story doing the rounds.

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    Re: got hold of

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've never heard "go the rounds" (maybe it's AmE).
    Nope...It's "going around" as you said.

    Not a teacher -- AmE native

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