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BROOK(S) NO TRUCK: what does this mean?

Posted by ESC on April 09, 2003

In Reply to: BROOK(S) NO TRUCK: what does this mean? posted by Paula Dispenza on April 09, 2003

: I've come across the expression "brook(s) no truck" many times, and have never found it in any reference materials, including this site! From the context in which I've seen it used, it seems to mean "won't deal with bullsh-t". Can anyone clarify the definition and explain the origin of this phrase? Thanks.

It would have to do with the last line here:
Main Entry: 1truck
Pronunciation: 'tr&k
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English trukken, from Old French troquer
Date: 13th century
transitive senses
1 : to give in exchange : SWAP
2 : to barter or dispose of by barter
intransitive senses
1 : to exchange commodities : BARTER
2 : to negotiate or traffic especially in an underhanded way : have dealings

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