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They have requisitioned every utensil that will hold water in the village.

That is all the explanation I can suggest, but I don't think it will hold water.

"But there isn't any barrel that will hold water," answered the girl.

But do you mean to say that you think that story will hold water?

You thought that what I said would not hold water, just now.

Dey hold water,” he observed; “and we soon have all we want to live well.

This refers to the superstition that witches could hold water in sieves and could sail in them.

What a pity we have nothing to hold water in, so that we could try and put it out!

Fetch every thing you can lay your hands on in the out-houses that will hold water.

The world would be no longer possible; it wouldnt, so to speak, hold water.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wæterian (see water (n.1)). Meaning "to dilute" is attested from late 14c.; now usually as water down (1850). To make water "urinate" is recorded from early 15c. Related: Watered; watering.

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