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    cross/don't stand for

    -"Do you dare to suggest that I have given away my own agents!" "I don't stand for that, mister, but there's a stool pigeon or a cross somewhere, and it's up to you to find out where it is. Anyhow I am taking no more chances. It's me for little Holland, and the sooner the better."
    Von Bork had mastered his anger.
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    My interpretation:

    -I will not allow it to happen any more/I will stop it. (=don't stand for)

    1. Do you agree?

    2. STOOL PIGEON is a secret agent, but dictionaries don't say CROSS has the same meaning. Does CROSS mean the same?

    3. Is the character going to Holland? Does the structure 'It's me for + place name' convey some different feeling/sense?

    Thank you.

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    Re: cross/don't stand for

    I agree with number 1.

    In 2, a "stool pigeon" is usually an informant or a snitch. A cross could be a "double cross", an act of betrayal.

    I don't know what "little Holland' means.

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