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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.'