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    to give no switch

    Hello. Please, help me get to know the meaning of this expression -'don't give me no switch'. I've heard it in a song but couldn't find out what it stands for.

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    Re: to give no switch

    It's a tough one. I've never heard it before and have no idea what it means. Could you google the song title or band in order to provide provide us with more context?
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    Re: to give no switch

    Could it mean don't turn nasty/moody?

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...&defid=1042845

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    Re: to give no switch

    Hi. This phrase is from a Motorhead song called 'Eat the Rich'. Chorus goes like
    'Come on baby, eat the rich,
    Put the bite on the son of a
    b*ch,
    Don't mess around, don't give me no switch,
    C'mon baby eat the rich
    C'mon baby eat the rich'


    Hope it helps. I really can not get the meaning. Think it's some lang stuff. Pls let me know if you have any ideas.

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    Re: to give no switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Could it mean don't turn nasty/moody?

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...&defid=1042845
    I have seen it already and considered it a probable variant, but not sure. Or maybe something like 'don't turn your back on me', 'don't switch your attention from me to another man'. I am not a native speaker, I can't know for sure, that's why I ask for help.
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    Re: to give no switch

    It might just be there to provide a rhyme. Lyrics often don't stand up to much analysis, and Motorhead are no exception- if it sounds about right, it'll do.

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    Re: to give no switch

    Don't mess around, don't give me no switch,

    I agree with Tdol in that it's probably mainly to provide a rhyme, with the possible sense of "don't be ambivalent, wishy-washy, flip-floppy about this".

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