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tatie | 14:35 Sat 08th Jul 2006 | Phrases & Sayings
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The saying "Hold you hard now" used in Suffolk meaning "wait a minute" or "excuse me" when butting in on someone's conversation tickles me.

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Believe I've heard it said by Norfolk people as well, T!

Goes something like " 'Old you 'ard naow, boi ! "
Not so common here, but heard further north, I believe, is 'hold hard', used to mean (as above) 'wait a minute' or 'take your time'.
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You've got it good and true with the accent Jay -Jay thanks
Hold hard is also used in a boat, to stick the oars in at right angles to stop the boat in an emergency. It was used figuratively, but with that origin in mind, in Coleridge's 'Ancient Mariner' - Hold hard, unhand me greybeard loon.

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