Why do we say this?
Posted by Shae on January 12, 2004
In Reply to: Why do we say this? posted by Bookworm on January 12, 2004
: : "I can't stand you." In all truth it does'nt make much sense.
: One definition of stand, according to M-W online:
: c : to endure the presence or personality of
Yep. My version of the Compact OED has: STAND, 10; tolerate, withstand, or like: 'I can't stand it.'
- Why do we say this? R. Berg 13/January/04