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Now, Words and Their Stories, a VOA Special English program about American Expressions. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt with the expressions made using the word -- hold.


"Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression. It's from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.


Now, it means such a person cannot compare or compete.


In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames for old lovers can not compare with him.

(MUSIC: Old Flames Can't Hold A Candle To You by Dolly Parton)

...

Old flames can't hold a candle to you.

No one can light up the night like you do.

...

Another expression is hold you tongue. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noise child.


"Hold out" is another expression, one here is often in sports reports and lab news. It means to refuse to pay or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of lab unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.


The expression hold up has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say: "This is hold-up! Give me your money!" Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss: "I was held up by heavy traffic." Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say: "Sorry boss! I was held up by a hold-up." Still another mean of expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say: "My boss did not believe a hold-up held me up. But the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up."


Hold on is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school your brother may say: "Hold on! You forgot your book."

Our final expression is hold the line. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse, to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now, I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.


This VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Frank Beardsley. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt.

[ 本帖最后由 jessiyear 于 2008-6-1 16:49 编辑 ]
作者: wingwingcai    时间: 2008-4-13 09:50

Now, words and their stories, a VOA Special English Program about American expressions, I am Rich Climfilt with the expressions made using the word "hold".

 

Can't hold a candle too is a popular expression.  It is from the time before electricity when people use candles for light.  Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle.  The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.  Now it means such a person can not compare or compete.  In the following song singer Doly Parton tells her new love that her old flames--her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

No thing can hold a candle for you

 

No one  can light up tonight like you do

 

Another expression is hold your tongue.  It means to be still and not talk.  Hold your tongue is not something you would tell a friend.  But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. 

 

Hold out is another expression one hears often in sports'report and labor news.  It means to refuse to play or work.  Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Members of Labor Unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. 

 

The expression hold-up has several different meanings.  One is robbery.  A man with a gun may say this is a hold-up, give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay.  A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up  by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say"Sorry boss I was held up by a hold-up." 

 

Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.  The same driver late for work could say" My boss didn't believe a hold-up held me up.  But police confirmed what I said.  So my story held up."  

 

Hold on is another expression.  It often means wait or stop.  As you leave for school, your brother may say hold on you forgot your book. 

 

Our final expression is hold the line that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to steady.  For example the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.  He means there will no be increase in taxes.  Now I must hold the line on this program.  I have no more time left today. 

 

This VOA Special English program--words and their stories was written by Frank Bilsly.  I'm Rich Climfilt.

 


作者: shuiyihu    时间: 2008-4-13 10:05     标题: homework

I’m rich glanfanch with the expressions using the word “hold”.

Candle hold or a candle to is a popular expression. It is from the time before the electricity when people used the candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant who light his way by holding a candle. The expression means that a person who can’t hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song, singer Dolley Patoon// tell her new love that all her falms// for older lovers can not compare with him.

Oh, plan//, can not hold a candle with you, those// can not light up the night as you do.

Another expression is “hold your tongue”. It means to be still and not talk. ”hole your tongue” is not something you will tell to your friend, but a parent or teacher might use this expression to qurit a noisy child.

“hold out” is another expression one hears often in sport reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuse to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unit hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreements they want.

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings. One is robbery.  A man with the gun may say :”this is a hold up, give me your money.” Another meaning is to delay. A drive late for work may tell his boss “ I was hold up by heavy traffic.” Someone who is rubbed on the way to work might say:” sorry, boss. I was held up by a hold up” still another meaning of this expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say:” my boss did not believe a hole up held me up. But the police will conform what I said, so my story hold up”.

“hold down” is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say:” hold down, you forget your book.”

Our finally expression is “hold the line”. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president might say:” he will hold the line on taxes” he means there is no increase in taxes. Now I must hole the line on this program. I have no more time left today.


作者: keep-going    时间: 2008-4-13 10:10     标题: homework

Now WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, a VOA Special English program about American expressions. I am R.C..

 

Expressions made of “ hold”. “can’t hold a candal too” is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would  have servant like his way by holding a candle. The expression meant the person who can not hold the candle to you is not fit even to be  your servant. Now it means such person can not compare or compete. In the following song, singer D.P. tells her lovers her old friends and old lovers can not compare with him. (music)

 

Another expression is “hold your tongue”. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you would tell your friends. But parents or teachers may use this expression to quiet a  noisy child.

 

 “Hold out” is another expression one hears often in sports  reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football or baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of unions hold out and refuse to work. until they got the agreement they want.

 

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say: “ This is a hold up! give me your money!” Another meaning is to delay. A driver lates for work may tell his boss “I was held up by heavy traffic.” Someone who is lost in the way to work say : “Sorry !boss I was held up by a holdup.” Still another meaning of this expression is for a story to be considered true after investigation. The same driver lates for work, may say: “my boss did not believe a hodup holds me up. But police confirm what I said.” So my story held up.

 

 “Hold down” is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school,  your brother may say: “hold down! You forgot your books.”

 

 Our final expression is “ hold the line”. That means to keep a problem or situation from getthing worse to hold stady. For example the president may say he would hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this probram I have no more time left today.

 

This VOA Special English program-- WORDS AND THEIR STORIES was written by F.B. I am R.C.

 

 


作者: jessiyear    时间: 2008-4-13 10:20

On wingwingcai

 

Now, words and their stories, a VOA Special English Program about American expressions. I am Rich Climfilt with the expressions made using the word "hold".

 

Can't hold a candle too is a popular expression.  It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light.  Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle.  The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.  Now it means such a person can not compare or compete.  In the following song, singer Doly Parton tells her new love that her old flames--her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

No thing can hold a candle to you

 

No one can light up tonight like you do

 

Another expression ishold your tongue.  It means to be still and not talk.  Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend.  But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. 

 

“Hold out” is another expression one hears often in sports' reports and labor news.  It means to refuse to play or work.  Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Members of Labor Unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. 

 

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings.  One is robbery.  A man with a gun may say this is a hold up, give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay.  A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say "Sorry boss, I was held up by a hold up."  Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.  The same driver late for work could say" My boss did not believe a hold up held me up.  But police confirmed what I said.  So my story held up."  

 

“Hold on” is another expression.  It often means wait or stop.  As you leave for school, your brother may say hold on, you forgot your book. “

 

Our final expression ishold the line that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady.  For example the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.  He means there will be no increase in taxes.  Now I must hold the line on this program.  I have no more time left today. 

 

This VOA Special English program--words and their stories was written by Frank Billsly.  I'm Rich Climfilt.


作者: sky-trek    时间: 2008-4-13 10:38

Homework

        Now words and stories,A VOA Special English Program about American Expressions.I'm Rich Climfit,with the expressions made using the word "hold".

        Can't hold a candle too is popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when peolpe using candles from light. Someone who lived in the big house would have servant light his way by holding the candle. The expression mean that person who can't hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can't compare or compete.In the follwing song singers Doly Patton tells her new love that all flames or lovers. Can't compare with him.

        "No thing can hold a candle for you, No one can light up tonight like you do."

        Another expression is hold your tongue.It means to be still and not talk.Hold you tongue is not something you would tell a friend .But a parent or teacher might using the expression to quite a noisy child.

        Hold out is another expression one hears often in sports reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work,professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to paid them what they are think their are worth. Members of Labor Unions hold out and refuses to work until they get the work agreement they want. The expression of hold up has several different meanings.One is robbery ,A man with a gun may says this is hold up give me your money.Another meaning is to delay , A driver late for work may tell his boss,I was held up by heavy traffic.Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say sorry boss I was held up by the hold up .

       Still another meaning of the expression is for story to be considered true after any investigation . The same driver late for work could say my boss did not believe a hold up held me up.But police confirmed what I said so my story held up. Hold on the another expression,it often means wait or stopped. As your leave for school your brother may say hold on ,you forgot your book.

       Our final expression is hold the line.That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold stead. For example the president may say he were hold line on taxes,he means there were be no increase in taxes.Now I must hold the line on this program ,I have no more time left today.

        This VOA Special English Program Words and Stories was written by Frank Bills.I'm Rich Climfit.


作者: 860108tyy    时间: 2008-4-13 10:41

Homework

Now Words and Their Stories, a VOA special English program about American Expressions. I’m Rich Climfilt with expression made using the word ‘hold’.

 

‘Can’t hold a candle to’ is a popular expression. It’s from the time before electricity when people used candle for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant lighted his way by holding a candle. The expression means that the person who can not hold the candle for you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person could not compare or compete. In the following song, singer Darlie Parkon tells her new love that her old flames, her lovers can’t not compared with him.

 

Old flames, can’t hold the candle to you. No one could light up the night like you do.

 

Another expression is ‘hold you tongue’. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you would tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child.

 

‘Hold out’ is another expression we hear often used in sports and labor news. It means refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out when their team refuse to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.

 

The expression ‘hold up’ has several different meanings. One is on rubbery. A man with a gun may say ‘this is a hold up, give me you money’. Another is to delay, a driver who is to be late might tell his boss ‘I was held up by the heavy traffic’. Someone who is robbed on his way to work might tell his boss ‘sorry boss, I was held up by a hold up’. Still another meaning of the expression is to be considered to be true after an investigation. The same driver late for work might say ‘my boss did not believe a hold up of hold me up. But the police confirmed what I said and my story held up.’

 

‘Hold on’ is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say ‘hold on, you forget you book’.

 

Our final expression is ‘hold the line’. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line in taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold my line on this program, I have no more time left today.

 

 

This VOA Special English program--WORDS AND THEIR STORIES was written by F.B. I am Rich Climfilt.

[ 本帖最后由 860108tyy 于 2008-4-13 11:30 编辑 ]
作者: liuhuan505    时间: 2008-4-13 11:24     标题: hw

Now words and their stories. A VOA Special English programe about American expressions. I'm Rich * with expressions made using the word "hold".

 

 

 "Can't hold a candle too." is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people used the candles for light. Someone who live in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression means that the person who can not hold a candle to you can not fit even to be your servant. Now, it means such a person can not compare or compete.

 

 

In the following song, singer **tells her new love that her all flames , her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

 

Another expression is " hold your toung". It means to be still and not talk. Hold your toung is not something you would tell a friend, but a parent or teacher might use the expression to quite and noisy child.

 

 

"Hold out" is another expression. One hears often in sports reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor's Unions hold out and refuse to work, and till they get a work agreement they want.

 

 

The expression "Hold up" has several different meanings. One is a rubbary. A man with a gun may say " This is a hold up. Give me your money!" Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss" I was held up by heavy trafic" Someone who was rubed on the way to work maight say "Sorry , boss, I was held up by a hold up."

 

 

Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after investigation. The same driver late for work could say "My boss did not believe a hold up held me up, but the police confirmed what I said. So my story held up."

 

 

"Hold on" is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say:"Hold on ,you forget your book."

 

Our final expression is "Hold the line". That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse----to hold steady. For example, the Persident may say he was held the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes.

 

 

 Now I must hold the line on this programe. I have no more time left today.

[ 本帖最后由 liuhuan505 于 2008-4-13 11:28 编辑 ]
作者: 四环边上    时间: 2008-4-13 11:37     标题: HW:

Now, Words and their Stories, a VOA Special English program about American expressions. I’m Rich Clifeld within the expressions made using the word “hold”.

“Can’t hold a candle too” is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity, when people use the candle for light. Someone who lived a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.

Now it means such a person can not compeer or compete. In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that old flames, her old lovers can not compeer with him.

“Old flames can’t hold the candle for you. No one can light up the night like you do.”

Another expression is “hold your tone”. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tone is not something you will tell your friend. But a parent and teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child.

“Hold out” is another expression when hears often in sports reports and labour news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labour unions hold out and refuse to work until they got a work agreement they want.

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings. One is a robbery. A man with a gun may say: “this is a holdup. Give me your money”. Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss: I was held up by heavy traffic”. Someone who is robbed on the way to work might say: Sorry boss, I was held up by a holdup”. Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say: My boss did not believe a holdup held me up. But the police confirmed what I said so my story held up”.

“Hold on” is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say: “Hold on, you forgot you book”.

Our final expression is “hold the line”. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there would be no increase in taxes.

Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.

This VOA program Words and Their Stories was written by Frank B. I’m W.C.


作者: 四环边上    时间: 2008-4-13 11:41     标题: on jessiyear

Now, Words and Their Stories, a VOA Special English Program about American expressions. I am Rich Clifeld with the expressions made using the word "hold".

 

“Can't hold a candle too” is a popular expression.  It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light.  Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle.  The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.  Now it means such a person can not compare or compete.  In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames--her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

Old flames can hold a candle to you

 

No one can light up the night like you do

 

Another expression is “hold your tongue”.  It means to be still and not talk.  Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend.  But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. 

 

“Hold out” is another expression one hears often in sports' reports and labor news.  It means to refuse to play or work.  Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. 

 

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings.  One is a robbery.  A man with a gun may say this is a holdup, give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay.  A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say "Sorry boss, I was held up by a holdup."  Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.  The same driver late for work could say" My boss did not believe a holdup held me up.  But police confirmed what I said.  So my story held up."  

 

“Hold on” is another expression.  It often means wait or stop.  As you leave for school, your brother may say “hold on, you forgot your book. “

 

Our final expression is “hold the line “that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady.  For example the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.  He means there will be no increase in taxes.  Now I must hold the line on this program.  I have no more time left today. 

 

This VOA Special English Program--Words and Their Stories was written by Frank Billsly.  I'm Rich Clifeld.


作者: Mr.Slowhand    时间: 2008-4-13 13:53     标题: HomeWork

     Now Words and Their Stories, A Voa special English program about American expressions. I'm Rich Cranfelt with the expressions made using the word "hold".
     "Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Some one who lived in the big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that a persom who could't hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song, singer .. Dolly Poton tells her new love that her old flames, her old lovers can not compare with him. "No flames can't hold a candle to you; No one can light up the night like you do".
     Another expression is "hold your tongue". It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend. But a parent or a teacher might use this expression to quiet a noisy child.
     "Hold out" is another expression when here is often in sports reports and labour news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and base ball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labour unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.
     The expression "hold up" has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say, "This is a hold up, give me your money." Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss, " I was held up by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robered on the way to work might say, " Sorry boss, I was held up by a hold up". Still another meaning of this expression is for a story to be considered ture after any investigation. The same driver late for work could say, my boss did not believe a hold up held me up. But the police confirm what I said. So my story held up.
     "Hold on" is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say, "Hold on, you forgot your book."
     Our final expression is "hold the line". That means to keep a problem or a situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the President may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.
     This Voa special English program " Words and Their Stories" was written by Frankl Bearsly. I'm Rich Cranfelt.

作者: Mr.Slowhand    时间: 2008-4-13 14:05     标题: On 四环边上

Now, Words and Their Stories, a VOA Special English Program about American expressions. I am Rich Clifeld with the expressions made using the word "hold".

 

“Can't hold a candle to” is a popular expression.  It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light.  Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle.  The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.  Now it means such a person can not compare or compete.  In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames--her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

Old flames can't hold a candle to you

 

No one can light up the night like you do

 

Another expression is “hold your tongue”.  It means to be still and not talk.  Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend.  But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. 

 

“Hold out” is another expression one hears often in sports reports and labor news.  It means to refuse to play or work.  Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. 

 

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings.  One is a robbery.  A man with a gun may say this is a holdup, give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay.  A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say "Sorry boss, I was held up by a holdup."  Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.  The same driver late for work could say" My boss did not believe a holdup held me up.  But the police confirmed what I said.  So my story held up."  

 

“Hold on” is another expression.  It often means wait or stop.  As you leave for school, your brother may say, “Hold on, you forgot your book. “

 

Our final expression is “hold the line “. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady.  For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.  He means there will be no increase in taxes.  Now I must hold the line on this program.  I have no more time left today. 

 

This VOA Special English Program--Words and Their Stories was written by Frank Billsly.  I'm Rich Clifeld.


作者: 51aa    时间: 2008-4-13 15:41

Homework:

 

Now words and their stories,a VOA special english program about american expressions. I am R,with expressions made using the word hold.

 

"Can't hold a candle too" is a popular expression,it is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by posing a candle. The expression means that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servent. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following son,singer D tells her new love that her old flames,her old lovers can not compare with him. "No flame,can not hold a candle to you;no one,can light up the night like you do" .

 

Another expression is "hold your tongue". It means to be still and not talk,hold your tongue is not somthing you would tell a friend,but a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child.

 

"Hold out" is another expression when hears often in sports reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work,professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.

 

The expression "hold up" has several different means,one is robbery,a man with a gun may say this is a hold up,give me your money; Another meaning is to delay,a driver late for work may tell his boss I was help up by heavy traffic; Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say "sorry boss,I was help up by a hold up".

 

Still another meaning of expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say my boss did not believe a hold up held me up,but the police confirm what I said,so my story held up. Hold down is another expression,it often means wait or stop. As you leave for school,your brother amy say hold down,you forgot your book.

 

Our final expression is "hold the line",that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady,for example the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this program,I have no more time left today.


作者: xuepiaowuxu    时间: 2008-4-13 16:01     标题: hw

I’m rich glanfanch with the expressions using the word “hold”. Candle hold or a candle to is a popular expression. It is from the time before the electricity when people used the candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant who lights his way by holding a candle. The expression means that a person who can’t hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song, singer Dolley Patoon tell her new love that all her farms for older lovers can not compare with him. Oh, plan, can not hold a candle with you, those can not light up the night as you do. Another expression is “hold your tongue”. It means to be still and not to talk. ”hole your tongue” is not something you will tell to your friend, but a parent or teacher might use this expression to quit a noisy child. “hold out” is another expression one hears often in sport reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuse to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unit hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreements they want. The expression “hold up” has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with the gun may say :”this is a hold up, give me your money.” Another meaning is to delay. A drive late for work may tell his boss “ I was hold up by heavy traffic.” Someone who is rubbed on the way to work might say:” sorry, boss. I was held up by a hold up” still another meaning of this expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say:” my boss did not believe a hole up held me up. But the police will conform what I said, so my story hold up”. “hold down” is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say:” hold down, you forget your book.” Our finally expression is “hold the line”. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president might say:” he will hold the line on taxes” he means there is no increase in taxes. Now I must hole the line on this program. I have no more time left today.
作者: stillliu    时间: 2008-4-13 16:44     标题: HW

Now words and stories A VOA special English program about English expression. I am R with expressions made using the word "hold".

 

'Can't hold a candle too" is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house with a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can't hold a candle to you is not fit even to be servant. Now it means such person can not compare or compete. In the following song, Singer!!!tells her new lover that old flames of her old lovers can't compare with him.

Old flame can hold candle for you.

No one can light up the night like you do.

 

Another expression is "hold your tongue". It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend. But parent or teacher might use this expression to quit a noise child.

 

"Hold out" is another expression one hears often in sports reports or labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players 'hold out" if their team refues to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work untill they get the work agreement they want.

 

Expression "hold up" has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with gun may say 'this is a holdup, give me your money'. Another meaning is to delay. A driver later for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic'. Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say"sorry boss, I was held up by a holdup." Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after investigation. The same driver later for work could say" my boss did not believe a holdup held me up, but the police confired what I said, so my story held up."

 

'Hold on' is another expression, it often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say'hold no, you forgot your book.'

 

Our final expression is 'hold the line'. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold study. For example, president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He meaning there will be no increase in taxes.

 

Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.

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作者: tianzhanyu    时间: 2008-4-13 20:43     标题: home work

now words and their storys our voa sepicial english program about american expresions. i'm rich cranthouts. with the expresions made using the world hold. can't hold a candle too is a popular expresion. it is from the time before electricity when people use candles for light. someone who lived in a big house would have servend like this way by holding the candle. the expresion meants that the person who cannot hold the candle to you is not felt even to be your servent. now, it means such a person can not compare or compete. in the following song, singer darly porten tells her new love that her all frames her all lovers cannot compare with him. another expresion is hold your tough. it means to be steal and not talk. hold your tough is not something you will tell your friend but a parent or teacher might use the expresion to quiet a noisy child. hold out is another expresion one hears ofen in sport's reports and labor news. it means to refuse to play or work. profesional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work untill they get the worker greement they want. the expresion hold up has several different means. one is a robary. a man with gun may say this is a hold up give me your money. another mean is to delay. a driver late for work may tell his boss: i was held up by heavy traffic. someone who with robed on the way to work might say :sorry, boss, i was held up by a hold up. still another mean of the expresion is for a story to be considered true after an investgation. the same driver late for work could say my boss donot believe a hold up held me up. but please confirmed what i said so my story held up. hold on is another expresion, it ofen means wait or stop. as you leave for school, your a brother may say: hold on, you forgot your book. our finaly expresion is hold the line. that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. for example, the presedent may say he will hold the line untaxes. he means there will be no increase in taxes. now i must hold the line on this program. i have no more time left today. this voa special english program words and their stories was written by frenk biltely, i'm rich cranthouts.
作者: andy-sun    时间: 2008-4-13 21:16

Now, words and their stories. A VOA Special English program about American expressions. I'm Richer B. With the expression made using the word "hold". Can't hold a canndle to is a popular expression. It is from the time befor the electricity when people use canndles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have served like his way by holding a canndle. The expression means that the person who can not hold canndle to use is not even to be served. Now, it means such a person can not compare or competite. In the following song, singer D.P. tell her new love that her old flagings were old lovers, can not compare with him. Another expression is Hold your tonge. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tounge is not something you will tell friend. But parents or teacher may use the expression to quiet a noisy child. Hold out is another expression one hears often in sports reports and label news. It means to refused the play or work. Professional football or baseball players hold out if thirteen refused to pay them what they think their works. Member of unions hold out and refused to work until they get the work agreement they want. The expression hold up has several different means. One is a robbery. A man with a guy may say this is hold up, give your money. Another meaning is to delay. A driver late the for may tell his boss I was hold up by the heavy traffic. Someone who is robbed on the way to work might say "Sorry boss, i was hold up by a hold up." Still another meaning about the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investgation. The same driver late for work could say my boss did not believe a hold up help me up. But the police confirmed what i said, so my story may hold up. Hold on is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As relieve for school. Your brother may say hold on, you forget your book. Our final expression is hold line. That means to keep a problem or a situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold line on taxis. He means there will be no increase in taxis. Now i must hold line on the program. I have no more time left today. This VOA Special English program. Words and their stories, was written by F.B. I'm Richer P.
作者: step-wen    时间: 2008-4-13 21:20     标题: ......

Now, words and their stories, a VOA Special English Program about American expressions, I am Rich Clackout with the expressions made using the word "hold". Can't hold a candle tool is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people use candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song singer Doly Parton tells her new love that her old flames--her old lovers can not compare with him. No thing can hold a candle for you No one can light up tonight like you do Another expression is hold your tongue. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you would tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. Hold out is another expression one hears often in sports'report and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of Labor Unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. The expression hold-up has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say this is a hold-up, give me your money. Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic." Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say"Sorry boss I was held up by a hold-up." Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say" My boss didn't believe a hold-up held me up. But police confirmed what I said. So my story held up." Hold on is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say hold on you forgot your book. Our final expression is hold the line that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to steady. For example the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will no be increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today. This VOA Special English program--words and their stories was written by Frank Bilsly. I'm Rich Clackout.
作者: 01skwyl    时间: 2008-4-13 22:08     标题: Home work


   Now Words and their stories a VOA special English program about American expression. I am R. with the expressions made using the word hold.

   Can't hold a candle too is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people use candles for light. Someone who live in the big house would have servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that a perpson who can not hold candle to you it is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song  singer D. tells her new love that her old friend , old  lovers can not compel with him. No friend can hold candle to you, No one can light the tonight like you do.

    Another expression is hold your tongue.It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell your friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quite a noisy child.

    Hold down is another expression one hears often in sports report and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold down if the team refuse to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of Labor Unions hold down and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.

    The expression hold up has sevral diffirent meanings.One is a robbery a man with a gut may say this is a hold up ,give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss I was hold up by having traffic. Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say sorry boss I was hold up by a hold up.Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say my boss could not believe a hold-up held me up. but the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up.

    Hold on is another expression, it often means wait or stop. As you leave for school your brother may say hold on, you forgot your book. Our final expression in hold the line, that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold line on taxes. He means there would be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.


作者: xiaolai    时间: 2008-4-13 22:14     标题: homework

this is words and stories, this voa special english program about american expression. I am R, with the words hold. candal a hold is a candou is a porpular expression. It is from time brfore electricity, when peoples use candial for light. someone who lived in big house could oberve by holding a candle. the expression is that people can hold is not fit even your severant. now, it means such a person cannot compare or complete, in the following song singer D tell her new love that fame or flowers can't compare with him. nothings can hold a candle to you, no one can light a night like you do. Another expression is hold your town, it means be still and not talk. hold your town is not sth you told your friend, but parents and teachers might ues this expression quite noisy child. hold out is another expression one heared offen in sports field and labor union. it means refuse to play or work. professional football or baseball players hold out if their team refuse to pay them what they think they are worth. menbers of labor unions hold out and refuse to work untill they get a work agreement they want. the expression hold up have several different means. one is robber. a man with a gun say: this is robbery, hold up. give me your money. another mean is delay, a driver late for work may told his boss, i was held up by a heavy traffic. someone who is robbed on the way to work might say: sorry, boss. i was held up by a hold up. still in another mean in expression for a story consider true afer investgation. the same driver might say: my boss don't belive i was held up by a hold up. but the police confirmed what i said, so i am held up. hold on is another expression. it offen means wait or stop. as you leave your school, your brother say: hold on, you forget your book. our finally expression is hold the line. it means keep a problem or situasion from getting worse. for a example, a president may say he will hold the line on the tax, he means there be no increase in taxes. now, i have hold the line on my work, i have no more time left.
作者: Thestral    时间: 2008-4-14 01:22

Homework

 

Now Words and Their Stories, a VOA Special English Program about American Expression. I'm Rich Clifeld with the expression made using the word "hold".

 

"Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression. It's from the time befor electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who live in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the preson who can not hold the candle to you is not even to be you servant. Now it means such  a person can compare or compete. In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames, or her old lover can not compare with him.

 

No flame can hold the candle to you, no one can light up the light like you do.

 

Another expression is "hold you tongue". It means to be still and not talk. "Hold you tongue" is not something you would tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. "Hold Out" is another expression one hear often in sports report and neighbour news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and base ball players hold out if their team refuse to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of Labour Union hold out and refuse to work until get the work agreement they want.

 

The expression "Hold Up" has several different meanings. One is a robbery. A man with the gun may say "this is a hold up, give me your money." Another meaning is to deley. a driver late for work may tell his boss "I was help up by heavy traffic" Someone who is robbed on they way to wrok might say "Sorry Boss, I was held up by a hold up". Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be consider true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say my boss did not believe a hold up held me up. but the police confirm what I said so my story held up.

 

Hold on is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say hold on, you forget your book. Our final expression is hold the line. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president may say, he will hold on the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.

 

This VOA Special English Program Words And Their Stories wsa written by Frank Billsly.  I'm Rich Clifeld.

 

 


作者: ssissia    时间: 2008-4-14 11:11     标题: Homework

Nowwords and their stories, A VOA special English program about American expressions. I am Richard Clincfell .We’re expressions may use the word “hold”

 

“Can hold a candle to” is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity, when people use candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can’t hold a candle to you, is not fit even be your servant. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song, singer Dally Paten tells her new love, that her old flames, her old lovers, can not compare with him. “No flame can hold a candle for you. No one can light up the night like you do.”

 

Another expression is “hold your tongue”. It means to be still and not talk. “Hold your tongue” is not something you will tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child.

 

“Hold out”, is another expression, one hear often in sports reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players “hold out” if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor union “hold out” and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.

 

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings. One is a robbery. A man with a gun may say “This is a hold up, give me your money”. Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss, “I was held up by heavy traffic.” Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say “Sorry boss, I was held up by a hold up.” Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say. “My boss did not believe a hold up held me up, but the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up.”

 

“Hold on” is another expression. It always means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say “Hold on, you forgot your book.”

 

Our final expression is “hold the line”. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse, to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes.

 

Now, I must hold the line on this program, I have no more time left today.

 

This VOA special English program, Words and their Expressions, was written by Frank B, I’m Beach *.

 


作者: seven726    时间: 2008-4-14 14:42

Now words and their stories.A VOA special English program about American expression.I'm RC with this expression made using the word "HOLD".

 

"Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression.It is from the time before electricity, when people use candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression means that person who can not hold a candle to you is not felt even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can't compare or compete. In the follwing song, singer DP tells her new love that her all flames or all lovers can not compare with him.

 

Another expression is "Hold your tongue". It means to be still and not talk. "Hold your tongue" is not something you would tell your friend, but parents or teacher might use this expression to quite a noisy child.

 

"Hold out" is another expression one here is often in sports reports and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of Labor Union hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.

 

The expression"Hold up" has several different meanings. One is a robbery. A man with a gun may say "this is hold up, give me your money". The other meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss:"I was held up by heavy traffic." Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say:"Sorry boss, I was held up by a hold up." Still in another meaning of the expression is for a story to be consider true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say :" My boss did not believe a hold up held me up, but the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up."

 

"Hold on" is another expression, it often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say:"Hold on, you forgot your book."

 

Our final expression is "Hold the line", that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse, to hold steady. For example, a president may say he would hold the line on taxes, he means there would be no increase in taxex.

 

Now I must hold the line on this programe, I have no more time left today...

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作者: unlimit    时间: 2008-4-14 15:09

now words and their storys. a voa special english progrem about American expression. I am ** with expressions made using the word hold. can not hold a candle to is a popular expression. it is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. someone lived in a big house would have a servant light his way be holding a candle. the express meant that a person who can not hold the candle to you is fit even to be your servant. now it means such can not compare or compete.in the following song singer tells her new lover that her old flams her old lovers can not compare with him. another expression is hold your tone.it means to be still and not talk. hold your tone is not something you would tell a friend. but a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. hold out is another expression when here is often in sports reports and labor news. it means to refuse to play or work.professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. members of label unions hold out and refuse to work untill they get the work agerrment they want. the expression hold up has several different meanings. one is a robbery. a man with a gun may say: this is a hold up, give me your money.another meaning is to delay.a driver late for work may tell his boss i was held up by heavy traffic. someone who was robbed on the way to work might say: sorry boss,i was held up by a hold up. still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be conside true after a investigation. the same driver late for work could say my boss did not believe a holdup held me up.but the police confirmed what i said so my story held up. hold on is another expression. it often means wait or stop. as you leave for school. your brother may say : hold on, you forget your book. our final expression is hold the line. that means to keep a problem from getting worse.for example the president may say he will hold the line on taxs. he means there would be no increase in taxe. now i must hold the line on this problem, i have no more time left today
作者: Kittylei    时间: 2008-4-14 17:17     标题: HW

Now, words and their stories, a VOA special English program about American expressions, I am Rich Climfilt with the expressions made using the word "hold". Can't hold a candle, too? It is a popular expression. It is from the time before the electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lives in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression is that the person who cannot hold the candle . . is not fit even to be a servant. Now, it means such a person cannot compare or compete. In the following song, singer Darly Paton tells her new love that her old flames for old lovers cannot compare with him: "Old flame, can hold the candles to you, no one can light the light like you do. . . " Another expression is "hold your tongue". It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you would tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. "Hold out" is another expression one hears often in sports'report and labor news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football or baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of Labor Unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. The expression "hold up" has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with gun may say "this is a hold-up. Give me your money. " Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic. " Someone who has rubbed on the way to work might say"Sorry boss I was held up by a hold-up. " Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered to be true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say, "My boss did not believe a hold-up held me up. But the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up. " "Hold on" is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say "Hold on, you forgot your book. " Our final expression is "hold the line", that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to keep steady. For example, the President may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today. This VOA special English program--words and their stories, was written by Frank*. I'm Richy.
作者: hanycici    时间: 2008-4-14 22:25     标题: my homework

homework
Now words and their storeis a voa special English program about American expression.I am Rich Crimthous.With the expression made using the word "hold " ."Can't hold a candal too" is a popular expression.It is from the time before electrisity when people use candal for light.Someone who lives in a big house will have a servent light his way by holding a candal.The expression menth that a person who can not hold a candal to you is not fit even to be your servent.Now it means such a person can not compair or compete. In the following song ,singer D.P. tells her new love that her old flames, her old lovers ,can not compair with him.


No thing can hold a candle for you
No one  can light up tonight like you do

 
Another expression is hold your tongue.  It means to be still and not talk.  Hold your tongue is not something you would tell a friend.  But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. 

 
Hold out is another expression one hears often in sports'report and labor news.  It means to refuse to play or work.  Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Members of Labor Unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. 

 
The expression hold-up has several different meanings.  One is robbery.  A man with a gun may say this is a hold-up, give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay.  A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up  by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say"Sorry boss I was held up by a hold-up."  Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.  The same driver late for work could say" My boss didn't believe a hold-up held me up.  But police confirmed what I said.  So my story held up."  

 
Hold on is another expression.  It often means wait or stop.  As you leave for school, your brother may say hold on you forgot your book. 

 

Our final expression is hold the line that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady.  For example the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.  He means there will no be increase in taxes.  Now I must hold the line on this program.  I have no more time left today. 

 

This VOA Special English program--words and their stories was written by Frank Bilsly.  I'm Rich Climfilt.

 

 


作者: cancerruby    时间: 2008-4-16 00:32     标题: homework

Now, Words and Their Stories, a VOA Special English Program about American expressions. I am Rich Clifeld with the expressions made using the word "hold".

 

“Can't hold a candle to” is a popular expression.  It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light.  Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle.  The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.  Now it means such a person can not compare or compete.  In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames--her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

Old flames can't hold a candle to you

 

No one can light up the night like you do

 

Another expression is “hold your tongue”.  It means to be still and not talk.  Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend.  But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. 

 

“Hold out” is another expression one hears often in sports reports and labor news.  It means to refuse to play or work.  Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. 

 

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings.  One is a robbery.  A man with a gun may say this is a holdup, give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay.  A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say "Sorry boss, I was held up by a holdup."  Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.  The same driver late for work could say" My boss did not believe a holdup held me up.  But the police confirmed what I said.  So my story held up."  

 

“Hold on” is another expression.  It often means wait or stop.  As you leave for school, your brother may say, “Hold on, you forgot your book. “

 

Our final expression is “hold the line “. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady.  For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.  He means there will be no increase in taxes.  Now I must hold the line on this program.  I have no more time left today. 

 

This VOA Special English Program--Words and Their Stories was written by Frank Billsly.  I'm Rich Clifeld.


作者: selinasun80    时间: 2008-4-16 09:03

 

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Now, words and their stories, a VOA Special English Program about American expressions, I am Rich Climfilt with the expressions made using the word "hold".

 

Can't hold a candle too is a popular expression.  It is from the time before electricity when people use candles for light.  Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle.  The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.  Now it means such a person can not compare or compete.  In the following song singer Doly Parton tells her new love that her old flames--her old lovers can not compare with him.

 

No thing can hold a candle to you

 

No one  can light up tonight like you do

 

Another expression is hold your tongue.  It means to be still and not talk.  Hold your tongue is not something you would tell a friend.  But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child. 

 

Hold out is another expression one hears often in sports'report and labor news.  It means to refuse to play or work.  Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Members of Labor Unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. 

 

The expression "hold up" has several different meanings.  One is a robbery.  A man with a gun may say this is a hold-up, give me your money.  Another meaning is to delay.  A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was held up  by heavy traffic."  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say"Sorry boss I was held up by a hold-up." 

 

Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.  The same driver late for work could say" My boss didn't believe a hold-up held me up.  But police confirmed what I said.  So my story held up."  

 

Hold on is another expression.  It often means wait or stop.  As you leave for school, your brother may say "Hold on, you forgot your book. "

 

Our final expression is hold the line that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady.  For example the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.  He means there will no be increase in taxes.  Now I must hold the line on this program.  I have no more time left today. 

 

This VOA Special English program--words and their stories was written by Frank Bilsly.  I'm Rich Climfilt.


作者: milishine    时间: 2008-4-17 09:26

homework

 

Now words and their story, a VOA special English program about the American expressions. I'm R with the expression made using the word hold.

 

Can't hold a candle to is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people use candles for light. Someone who lives in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression then that the person that can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person cannot compare or compete. In the following song singer D tell her new love that her old flames or old lover could not compare with him.

 

No flame can hold a candle to you. No one can light up the night like you do.

 

Another expression is hold your tone. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tone is not sth you will tell your friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet noisy child.

 

Hold out is another expression one hears often in sport report and labor news. It means to refuse to play or to work. Professional of football and baseball players holds out if the teams refuse to pay what they think they are worth. Members of labor union hold out and refused to work until they get the work agreement they want.

 

The expressions hold up has several different meanings. One is a robbery. a man with a gun may say this is a hold up, give me your money. Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss I was held up by heavy traffic. Someone who is rubberied on the way to work might say, sorry, bossI was held up by a hold up. Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to considering true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say my boss did not believe a hold up held me up. But the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up.

 

Hold on is another expression. It often means wait or stop. as you leave for school your brother may say  hold on, you forgot your book.

 

Our final expression is hold the line”,that means to keep a problem or a situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. That means there is no increasing in taxes. Now I must hold line on this program. I have no more time left today.


作者: star123456    时间: 2008-4-18 14:28

Now,words and their stories,a VOA special English progromme about American exeprissions,I am richard...with the exeprissions made using the word "hold",can't hold a candle too is a popurlar exeprission ,it is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light,someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle,the exeprission meant the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant,now it means such a person can not compare or compete,in the following ,singer ...tell his lovers that all his flings or all his lovers can not compare with him,anther exeprission is "hold your tongue",it means to be still and not talk,hold your tongue is not something you won't tell a  friend,but a parent or a teacher like to use the exeprission to quiet a noisy child."hold out" is anther exeprission one hears often in sport reports  and labor news,it means refuse to play or work,professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay what they think ther are worth,  members of the labor unions hold out and refuse to work untill they get the work agreements they want.the exeprission "hold up"have several diffrent meanings,one is a rubbery..,a man with a gun may say this is hold up give me  your money,anther meaning is to delay,a driver late for  work may tell his boss "I was hold up by  heavy traffic",someone was rubbed on the way to work might say "Sorry,boss,I was held up by a hold up",still anther meaning of the exeprission is for a story to be considered ture after  an investagation,the same driver late for work could say"my boss did not believe a hold up.held me up,but the plice confirmed what I said,So my story held up.hold down is anther exeprission,it often means to wait or stop,as you leave for school ,your brother may say"hold down,you forget your book",our final exeprission is "hold the line"that means to keep a problem or situation  from getting worse,to hold steady,for example,the president may say"he'll hold the line on taxes."it means there will  no increse in taxes,NOw I must hold the line on this progromme,I have no more time left today
作者: 幸福偏旁    时间: 2008-4-22 19:55     标题: homework

               Now, Words and Their Stories, a VOA Special English program about American Expressions. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt with the expressions made using the word -- hold.

 

        Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression. It's from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have suffered like this way by holding a candle .The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.

Now, it means such a person cannot compare or compete. In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames for old lovers can not compare with him:"Old flames can't hold a candle to you.No one can light up the night like you do."

 

 

              Another expression is" hold you tongue". It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child.

 

              "Hold out" is another expression, one here is often in sports reports and lab news. It means to refuse to pay or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of lab unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.

 

               The expression hold up has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say: "This is hold -up! Give me your money!" Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss: "I was held up by heavy traffic." Someone  who was robbed on the way to work might say: "Sorry boss! I was held up by a hold-up." Still another meaning of expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say: "My boss did not believe a hold-up, held me up. But the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up."

 

 

              Hold on is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school your brother may say: "Hold on! You forgot your book."

 

               Our final expression is hold the line. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse, to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes.

    

            Now, I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.

 

           

 

 


作者: lpine    时间: 2008-4-23 10:42

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耗时: 30 m

 

Now words and their stories. A VOA special english program about American expressions. I'm Rich Clanfielt with the expressions made using the word hold.
"Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression. It's from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression means that the person who cannot hand a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person cannot compare or compete. In the following song singer Darly Porken tells her new love that all her frames, her old lovers cannot compare with him.


Old frame cannot hold a candle for you
No one can light up the night like you do

 

Another expression is "hold your tongue", it means to be still and not talk. "Hold your tongue" is not something you will tell your friend. But a teacher or parents might use this expression to quiet the noisy child.

"hold out" is another expression one is often heard in sports or labor news. It means to refuse the play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their teem refuse to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work untill they get the work agreement they want.

The expression "hold up" has several different meanings. One is a rubbery, a man with a gun may say:"this is a hold up, give me your money". Another meaning is to delay. A driver later for work may tell his boss I was held up by heavy traffic. Someone who was rubbed on the way to work might say:"sorry, boss, I was held up by a hold up". Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver later for work could say:"My boss did not believe a hold up held me up. But the police confirmed what I said,so my story held up".

"hold down" is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say:"hold down, you forget your book".

Our final expression is "hold the line", that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steedy. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes, he means there will be no increase in taxes. Now, I must hold the line on this program, I have no more time left today.

This VOA special english program words and their stories was written by Frank Bilzly. I am Rich Klefielt.

 


作者: zoe_pp1    时间: 2008-4-23 18:13     标题: homework

Now words and their stories, a VOA special English programme about American expressions.

I am R.C, with expressions made using the word hold. Cannot hold a candle to is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression means that the person who cannot hold the candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.

Now it means such a person cannot compare or compete. In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that all her flames for old lovers cannot compare with him.

No flame can hold the candle to you, no one can light up the night like you do.

Another expression is hold your tongue , it means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you would tell a friend , but a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child.

Hold out is another expression one hears often in sports report and neighbour news it means to refuse to play or work . Professional football or baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labour unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. The expression hold up has several different meanings. One is a robbery. A man with a gun may say this is a hold up. Give me your money. Another meaning is to Delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss: I was held up by heavy traffic. Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say: Sorry, boss. I was held up by a hold up. Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say my boss did not believe a hold up held me up, but the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up.

Hold on is another expression, it ofren means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say: Hold on, you forgot your book.

Our final expression is hold the line, that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse, to hold steady. For example, the president may say, he will hold the line on taxes, he means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this programme, I have no more time left today. This VOA special English programme , words and their stories, was written by F. B, I amR.F.

 


作者: 白菜君    时间: 2008-4-24 21:05     标题: Homework

Now, words and their stories. A VOA Special English Program about American expressions. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt with the expressions made using the word "hold".

 

"Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people use candles for light. Someone who live in the big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can not hold the candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.

 

Now it means such person can not compare or compete.

 

In the fllowing song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames or old lovers can't not compare with him.

 

(music)

 

Old flames can not hold a candle to you.
No one can light up the night like you do.

 

(music)

 

Another expression is hold your tongue. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell your friends. But parents or teacher might ues the expression to quiet a child.

"Hold out" is another expression, one here is often in sports reports and (*) news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of (*) unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement that they want.

 

The expression "hold up" has several different means. One is robbery. A man with a gan may say " This is hold up. Give me your money.". Another mean is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss "I was hold up by heavy traffic.". Someone who with robed on the way to work might say " Sorry boss! I was hold up by a hold up." Still another mean of expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say "My boss did not believe a hold up, held me up. But the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up."

 

"hold on" is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As your leave for school, your brother may say "Hold on! You forget your book."

 

Our final expression is "hold the line". That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse, to hold (*). For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.

 

(music)

 

This VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Frank Beardsley. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt.


作者: love_takashi    时间: 2008-4-26 16:56

homework

 

Now, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, a VOA Special English program about American expressions. I’m R with expressions made using the word “hold”.

 

“Can’t hold a candle to” is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity. When people used candles for light, someone who lived in a big house would have a s* light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that a person who can not hold a candle to you is not to fit even to be your s*. Now, it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song, singer D tells her new love that all flames or lovers can not compare with him. (Music)

 

Another expression is “hold your tongue”. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might to use this expression to quiet a noisy child.

 

“Hold out” is another expression when as often in sports reports and label news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of Label Unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.

 

The expression “hold up” has several different meanings. One is a robbery. A man with a gun may say: “This is a hold up, give me your money”. Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss: “I was held out by heavy traffic”. Someone with the robbed on a way to work might say: “Sorry boss, I was held up by a hold up”. Still another meaning of the expression is for story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say: “My boss did not believe a hold up held up. But the police confirm what I said. So my story held up”.

 

“Hold down” is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school your brother may say “hold down. You forgot your book”.

 

Our final expression is “hold the line”, that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president may say: “He would hold the line on taxes”. He means there were be no increase in taxes.

 

Now, I must hold the line on this problem. I have no more time left today…


作者: xiaoyaan    时间: 2008-5-2 19:17     标题: home work

Now, Words and Their Stories. A VOA Special English Program about American expressions. I'm Rich K, Expressions made using the word “hold”. “Can't hold a candle tool” is a particular expression. It is from the time before the electricity. When people use candles for light some one Who live in a big house Would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression means that the person who can not hold the candle to you is not fit even to be your servent. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song singer DP tells her new love that her old flames and old lovers can not compare with him. "no flame can hold the candle for you no one cam light a night like you do" . Another expression is “hold your tongue”. It means to be still and not talk. “Hold your tongue” is not something you would tell a friend, but a parent or a teacher might use this expression to quite a noisy child hold out is another expression one hears in sport or news use It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football players and baseball players holdout if their team refuse to pay What they think they are worth. Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they got the work agreement they want. The expression hold up has several different means. one is a rubery. A man with a gun may say “this is a hold up, give me your money”. Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss “I was hold up by heavy traffic”. Someone who was robed on the way to work might say “Sorry boss, I was held up by a hold up.” Still another meaning in this expression to be consider ture after any investigation. The same driver late for work can say may boss did not believe me hold up, but police can confirm what I said so my story hold up. Hold o is another expression is often means wait or stop as your leave for school your brother may say “hold on, you forgot your book.” Our finally expression is hold the line, that means to keep your problems or situation to getting worse ,to hold stay , for example the precedent may say he will hold the line on tax promise, he means there will be no increase in tax. Now I have hold the line for this program, I have no more time left today. This VOA special English program Words and Stories was written PB, I’m Rich K
作者: muzilcr    时间: 2008-5-5 20:35

   Now words and their stories, a VOA special program about American expressions. I am Rich Kleinfeldt with the expressions made using the word hold.
   Can't hold a candle too is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people use candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can not hold the candle to you is not fit to yours servant. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete. In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames for old lovers can not compare with him.
   Old flames can't hold a candle to you.

   No one can light up the night like you do.
   Another expression is hold your tougue. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tougue is not something you will tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use this expression to quiet a noisy child.
   Hold out is another expression one here is often in sports reports and lab news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball player hold out if the team rufuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of lab unions hold out and refuse to work until they get work agreement they want.
   The expression hold up has sevaral different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say, this is a hold up, give me your money. Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work, may tell his boss might say, I was held up by heavy traffic. Someone who is robbed on the way to work might say "Sorry boss, I was held up by a hold up." Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be consider true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say my boss did not believe a hold up held me up, but the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up.
   Hold on is a another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school, your brother may say, "Hold on, you forgot your book."
   Our finally expression is hold the line, that means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this program. I have no more left today.
   This VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Frank Beardsley. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt.


作者: miyaoshosho    时间: 2008-5-15 10:44     标题: home work

now words and their stories, the voa special english program about American expressions. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt with the expressions made using the word -- hold Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression. It's from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. now it means such a person can not compare or compate. in the following sang, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames for old lovers can not compare with him. music Another expression is hold you tongue. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noise child. "Hold out" is another expression, one here is often in sports reports and lab news. It means to refuse to pay or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of lab unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want. The expression hold up has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say: "This is hold-up! Give me your money!" Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss: "I was held up by heavy traffic." Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say: "Sorry boss! I was held up by a hold-up." Still another mean of expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say: "My boss did not believe a hold-up held me up. But the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up." Hold on is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school your brother may say: "Hold on! You forgot your book." Our final expression is hold the line. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse, to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now, I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today. This VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Frank Beardsley. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt.
作者: xkx    时间: 2008-5-27 22:37     标题: on 整理

Now, Words and Their Stories, a VOA Special English program about American Expressions. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt with the expressions made using the word -- hold.

 

"Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression. It's from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can not hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant.

 

Now, it means such a person cannot compare or compete.

 

In the following song, singer Dolly Parton tells her new love that her old flames for old lovers can not compare with him.

 

(MUSIC: Old Flames Can't Hold A Candle To You by Dolly Parton)

 

...

 

Old flames can't hold a candle to you.

 

No one can light up the night like you do.

 

...

 

Another expression is hold your tongue. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you will tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noise child.

 

"Hold out" is another expression, one here is often in sports reports and lab news. It means to refuse to pay or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.

 

The expression hold up has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say: "This is hold-up! Give me your money!" Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss: "I was held up by heavy traffic." Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say: "Sorry boss! I was held up by a hold-up." Still another mean of expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say: "My boss did not believe a hold-up held me up. But the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up."

 

Hold on is another expression. It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school your brother may say: "Hold on! You forgot your book."

 

Our final expression is hold the line. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse, to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes. Now, I must hold the line on this program. I have no more time left today.

 

This VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories, was written by Frank Beardsley. I'm Rich Kleinfeldt.

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作者: songping3721    时间: 2008-5-28 19:13

homework Now ,words and their stories,a VOA special English programme about American expressions.I’m Rich Clinfare with the expressions made using the word hold.Can’t hold a candle or two is a popular expression.It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light .Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle.The expression ,hence that a person who can’t hold a candle to you is not fit even to be your servant .Now ,it means such a person can not compare or compete.In the following song,singer Dollie Parten tells us her love that her all friends or all lovers can not compare with him. Another expression is hold your tone.It means to be still and not talk.Hold a tone is not something you will tell your friend.But a parent or teacher might use this expression to quiet a noisy child. Hold out is another expression one hears often in sports reports and labor news.It means to refuse to play or work.Professional football and baseball players hold out in team refuse to pay them what they think they are worth.Members of labor unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.The expression hold out has several different meanings.One is a robbery.A man with a gun may say,”this is a hold out ,give me your money”.Another meaning is to delay.A driver late for work may tell his boss,”I was held out by heavy traffic”.Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say,”Sorry,boss,I was held out by a hold out.”Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation.The same driver late for work could say,”My boss didn’t believe a hold out held me out..But the police confirmed what I said,so my story held out.” Hold on is another expression.It often means wait or stop.As you leave for school,your brother may say,”Hold on,you forgot your book.” Our final exprssion is hold the line.That means to keep problem or situation from getting worse.For example,the president may say he will hold the line on taxes.He means there will be no increases in taxes.Now ,I must hold the line on this programme.I have no more time left today.
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作者: xpxpxp111    时间: 2008-8-18 00:48

can't hold a candle to it is popular expression it is from the time before electricty when people use candle for light someone who lived a big house would have sevevat light his way by holding a candle the expression meaning that person who can not hold to you is not fit even to be in your servant now it means such a person can not compare or compete
作者: ricoco    时间: 2008-8-22 10:58

Homework

 

‘Can’t hold a candle to’ is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light.

 

Someone who lived in a big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who cannot hold the candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person cannot compare or compete. In the following song, singer Dali tells her new love that her old friends—her old lovers cannot compare with him.

 

Another expression is hold your tongue. It means to be still and not talk. Hold your tongue is not something you would tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child.

 

Hold out is anther expression one here is often in sports reports and labour news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth. Members of labour unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.

 

The expression hold up has several different meanings. One is a robbery. A man with a gun may say, ‘this is a holdup, give me your money’. Another meaning is to delay. A driver late for work may tell his boss, ‘I was held up by heavy traffic’. Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say, ‘sorry boss, I was held up by a holdup’. Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say, ‘my boss did not believe a holdup held me up, but the police confirmed what I said, so my story held up’.

 

Hold on is another expression, it often means wait or stop. As you leave for school your brother may say, ‘hold on, you forgot your book’.

 

Our final expression is hold the line. That means to keep a problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example, the president may say he will hold the line on taxes. He means there will be no increase in taxes.

 

Now I must hold the line on this program, I have no more time left today.


作者: fatmouse    时间: 2008-9-7 23:13     标题: homework

        Now, words and their stories, a VOA special English program about American expressions. I'm Rich Kleindeldt with the expressions made using the word hold.
        "Can't hold a candle to" is a popular expression. It is from the time before electricity when people used candles for light. Someone who lived in the big house would have a servant light his way by holding a candle. The expression meant that the person who can not hold the candle to you is not fit even to be your servant. Now it means such a person can not compare or compete .
        In the following song, singer Galier Parton tells her new love that her old flames for old lovers can not compare with him.
        MUSIC: Old flames can't hold a candle to you. No one can light up the night  like you do.
        Another expression is hold your tongue. It means to be still and not talk . Hold your tongue is not something you would tell a friend. But a parent or teacher might use the expression to quiet a noisy child.
        Hold out is another expression ,one hears often in sports reports and labour news. It means to refuse to play or work. Professional football and baseball players hold out if their team refuses to pay them what they think they are worth.  Memembers of Labour unions hold out and refuse to work until they get the work agreement they want.
       The expression hold up has several different meanings. One is robbery. A man with a gun may say "This is  a hold up,give me your money". Another meaning is to delay. A driver later for work may tell his boss "I was held up by heavy traffic".  Someone who was robbed on the way to work might say :"Sorry ,boss, I was held up by a hold up". Still another meaning of the expression is for a story to be considered true after an investigation. The same driver late for work could say "My boss did not believe a hold up held me up ,but the police confirmed what I said ,so my story held up."
        Hold on is another expression .It often means wait or stop. As you leave for school  your brother may say "hold on ,you forgot your book".
        Our final expression is hold the line,that means to keep a  problem or situation from getting worse to hold steady. For example ,the president may say he will hold the line on taxes, he means there will be on increase in taxes. Now I must hold the line on this program ,I had no more time left today.
         This VOA special English program words and stories was written by Frank Bierslly , I'm Rich Kleindeldt.




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