Heard on The Judges: "grudge-hold against"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 31 18:04:55 UTC 2008

Judge Mathis:

"So, besides everything else, you think that [your older brother]
dislikes your wife."

Late thirty-ish, white male speaker:

"Yes, sir. He thinks that she took me away from him at a young age.
He's been _grudge-holding against_ my wife for years!"

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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