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What does it mean " give it a ho and a heave"? Thanks!
Jan 25, 2011 12:15 PM
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give it a ho and a heave= to pull together to achieve something Example: We gave it a heave and a ho and finally the circus tent was erected.
January 25, 2011
It's a variation on "Give it a heave and a ho." It's what sailors do when they pull up the anchor. You hear it too in a tug-o-war (拔河). The pulling is done with a heave and a ho, hence heave-ho.
January 25, 2011
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