Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday's Word

Word: Hold her, Newt… (Descriptive phrase.)
Definition: used when something – an automobile, horse, wagon – is about to go out of control.

Usage (the entire exclamation is rendered):
Hold her, Newt: she’s headin’ for the meddah” (meadow; or river, swamp, etc.)

(Definition from: "How To Talk Yankee", by Gerald Lewis & Tim Sample, copyright 1979, 1986 by The Thorndike Press; copyright 1989 by the First North Country Press)

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