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Tie or tide you over?

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:58 am
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My friend needs a snack to tie or tide him over until dinner? Which one and why?
Submitted by Kerri Quinton (Wichita - U.S.A.)

Tie or tide you over?

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:13 am
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I believe it is "tide you over" as in hold over until
the next tide comes in.
Reply from Jim Frederick (Mississauga - Canada)

Tie or tide you over?

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:27 am
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Thanks, Jim. That's what I thought, but I couldn't connect the word to the meaning! Makes sense to me now. (hands Jim a snack)
Reply from Kerri Quinton (Wichita - U.S.A.)

Tie or tide you over?

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:41 am
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Margaret Forster writes:
They had some money saved and with judicious handling it would tide them over this crisis.

Encarta World English Dictionary says:
tide over vt. to help somebody through a difficult time, especially with a loan or gift of money.
Reply from Susumu Enomoto (Shiraokamachi - Japan)

Tie or tide you over?

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:56 am
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But the "tide" part, I think, also contains the idea of someone's (or something's) being able to be carried somewhere (over) on the high tide where they couldn't make it at low tide.
Reply from Anne Williams (Washington dc - U.S.A.)

Tie or tide you over?

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:10 am
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not if you're into sm
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