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    #1

    pay little heave

    The fight was taken place in Japan and his opponent, as usual, was paid little heave.
    That was an excerpt of documentary of Mike Tyson.
    Does it mean that the opponent was not taken seriously?
    Any synonyms for that?

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    Re: pay little heave

    Quote Originally Posted by Archie View Post
    The fight was (taken) taking place in Japan and his opponent, as usual, was paid little heave.
    That was an excerpt (of) from the documentary (of) about Mike Tyson.
    Does it mean that the opponent was not taken seriously?
    Any synonyms for that?
    This may be some form of AmE but I've never come across it. It seems to me that there has been a misprint. I suggest:
    'paid little heed' in which case your suggestion is appropriate.
    I've made a few amendments to your post; look closely.
    As for synonyms 'ignored', 'disregarded', 'discounted', 'taken no notice of'.

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    Re: pay little heave

    Ok thank you very much apex 2000 for your corrections as well.
    Yes it was a misheard word again from youtube.
    That makes more sense now.

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    #4

    Re: pay little heave

    Attention: Iím not a teacher

    Hi archie,

    There is my brief linguistic analysis: (maybe Iím wrong, or maybe not).

    heave offering = a heave offering (Hebrew: terumah), is a type of Korban (Biblical sacrifice), specifically a sacrifice which was a tithe. The term heave offering refers to the fact that such offerings were heaved (lifted) above the altar, as opposed to being waved around it, during their ritual.

    heave = lift

    lift (n) = the act or process of rising or raising to a higher position, an elevation of the spirits, an instance of lifting or being lifted, a strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation: thrill.

    thrill = a source or cause of excitement or emotion.

    thrill = a strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation: lift = heave

    pay little heave = pay little lift = pay little thrill = pay little heed, ignored', 'disregarded', 'discounted', 'taken no notice of'

    Regards.

    V.


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    Re: pay little heave

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Attention: Iím not a teacher

    Hi archie,

    There is my brief linguistic analysis: (maybe Iím wrong, or maybe not).

    heave offering = a heave offering (Hebrew: terumah), is a type of Korban (Biblical sacrifice), specifically a sacrifice which was a tithe. The term heave offering refers to the fact that such offerings were heaved (lifted) above the altar, as opposed to being waved around it, during their ritual.

    heave = lift

    lift (n) = the act or process of rising or raising to a higher position, an elevation of the spirits, an instance of lifting or being lifted, a strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation: thrill.

    thrill = a source or cause of excitement or emotion.

    thrill = a strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation: lift = heave

    pay little heave = pay little lift = pay little thrill = pay little heed, ignored', 'disregarded', 'discounted', 'taken no notice of'

    Regards.

    V.
    I would think that the sentence is a mistake and that "pay little heed" was what was really meant to be said. This is indeed a common idiom and makes sense in the situation.

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    Re: pay little heave

    YouTube - HBO: The Tale Of Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas Part 1/6

    You can check it yourself from the address above.
    The time is 1.47 where you can find the right spot where the narrator says this sentence.
    Please let me know.
    I don't have external loudspeakers and my CPU is under the table.
    in addition to that there's music plaing in the backround which makes it a bit difficult to copy (excuses excuses)

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