to hold cheap

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altiwife

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Please correct my sentences, if they are wrong.
Why do you hold me cheap?
Why are you holding me cheap?
Are you holding me cheap?
 

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I have no idea what any of them mean. What idea are you trying to express?
 

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Hi,

according to my textbook or dictionary "to hold sb. cheap" means that you have a low opinion of somebody. In other words you think nothing of him.
 

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[STRIKE]Hi,[/STRIKE]

According to my textbook or dictionary, "to hold sb. cheap" means that you have a low opinion of somebody. In other words, you think nothing of him/her.

See above. I have underlined "textbook or dictionary" because it doesn't make sense. Surely you know whether you found that definition in your textbook or your dictionary. Please be specific. If you found the same definition in both, you need to use "and" instead of "or".

I'm not familiar with the phrase but it seems to me that the first is natural and grammatical, the second is possible, and the third is unlikely.
 

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Why do you have such a low opinion of me? sounds far more natural to me.
 

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Altiwife, please tell us in which textbook and/or dictionary you found the phrase.
 
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