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Old June 21, 2008, 11:25 AM
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I've been very busy hold water.
I cannot understand this idiom. Please, some help!
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Old June 21, 2008, 11:30 AM
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No problem

What I wrote was "Will the excuse that I've been very busy hold water?". So my excuse is that I've been very busy. Now let's examine the sentence.

"Will the excuse [that I've been very busy] hold water?"

So my question was "Will the excuse hold water?" and the idiom is "to hold water" meaning is it valid, is it acceptable.

Will the excuse hold water? = Is the excuse acceptable?

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If something holds water, it is a sound idea/thought/plan/etc. David was asking if being busy was a good enough excuse.
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Does that help?
Of course, it helps a lot. I made a wrong partition of the sentence. Now it's clear. Thanks a lot, Rusty and David.
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Old June 21, 2008, 12:02 PM
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You beat me this time, David.
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