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    It holds with me

    What does this expression mean in this context:

    Matt: I'm so crazy about you I don't know what I'm doing.
    Billie: Oh, it holds with me, Matt

    (Taken from an old movie of the fifties, it's a scene with two lovers huggging each other)

    Does it mean something similar to "the same goes for me" or "for me it's the same"?
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    Re: It holds with me

    It's not a familiar phrase to me. Without further context I would probably reach the same conclusion as you did. I'm not able to play the mp3 file so I am assuming that you heard it correctly.
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    Re: It holds with me

    Unless Billie has a foreign accent, I'm pretty sure she isn't saying "it holds with me." I've listened repeatedly and have not been able to figure it out.
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    Re: It holds with me

    As far as I know, the actress doesn't have a foreign accent. She was born and raised in New York City. The rest of her dialogues is clear, in spite of her husky voice.

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    Re: It holds with me

    What's the name of the movie?

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    Re: It holds with me

    Quote Originally Posted by gamboler View Post
    As far as I know, the actress doesn't have a foreign accent. She was born and raised in New York City. The rest of her dialogues is clear, in spite of her husky voice.
    I was thinking of the character, not the actress. But if the character is American, I'm at a loss to understand the clip. Can you put up a somewhat longer clip to establish the context a bit?
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    Re: It holds with me

    I've managed to listen to it several times now. I'm afraid I cannot make out what she's saying at all. What's the title of the film?
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    Re: It holds with me

    You won't find the script on the Internet. Moreover, the film doesn't have subtitles in any language and it hasn't been released on DVD or BluRay, it's just a TV broadcast. I searched all of that before posting my question. All the context I can give you is that after this short dialogue, she kisses him passionately and the scene ends. The character is supposedly from Chicago, no foreign accents involved. Could it be what she says "Oh, that thought's with me, Matt"? ("that thought is with me" meaning "I think the same about you"). Would it be good grammar?

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    Re: It holds with me

    "Oh, that thought's with me" doesn't make sense.

    I hear "Oh, the tote's with me, Matt." Since that makes no sense, she must be saying something else that I can't guess. If you put up a longer clip that begins a minute or so before this bit, maybe the context will clarify the line.

    Does the film establish the character's ethnicity? In films of the forties and fifties, Japanese-American, Irish-American and Jewish-American characters, for example, were sometimes played with somewhat different accents.
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    Re: It holds with me

    Thanks, GoesStation. I don't know why you said that the expression "that thought is with me" doesn't make sense. I googled it and I obtained 522,000 results. You can easily check it. "It holds with me" on its own has 76,400 results. Notwithstanding, as you asked me to add some more of the previous dialogue between Billie and Matt, here it is. They are the lines they say before the ones quoted in my question. As I told you, the scene ends after the kiss. None of the characters are Japanese-American, Irish-American, etc. All of them are 100% American.
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