| #2 (permalink) Mon Mar 31, 2008 20:05 pm what does mean would not hold water?
If a scheme, idea, plan or whatever is described as 'not holding water' it suggests that it has so many weaknesses or flaws that it cannot be practical. The idea comes from the image of a container with a hole in it. As you pour the water into it, so the water comes out through the hole.
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