"don't hold me to that" = "don't blame me for that"

Mark Mandel Mark.A.Mandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 6 20:33:55 UTC 2009

Just heard on WHYY, in an interview with a dermatologist who has
founded a prospering chain of tattoo removal shops called "Dr.
Tatoff". The quotes are approximate.

Interviewer: What about the lower back tattoo? You said there's an
interesting name for that.
Dr. Richard Kirby: (chuckle) That's called a "tramp stamp". I didn't
make that up, so don't hold me to that.

Mark Mandel

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

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