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Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by Von Jones, Nov 11, 2019.
What does this mean?
It means a place to get a firm grip.
This is the classic use of the word:
-The rear wheels of the truck spun, trying to gain a purchase in the mud.
I also use it in this sense, but I'm not certain it's grammatically correct:
-The citizen flailed in her conversation with the politician, unable to find a place to get an honest purchase.
I might be taking liberties with the language on that second one. Maybe others can chime in.
I have read "purchase" used in that way but never used it. You could get a grip on yourself or you could get a purchase on yourself.
I use it to make a point when referring to deceitful people..."No place to get an honest purchase."
I find it to be a better descriptor of what they are rather than how they behave.
The grab handle you constructed reminds me of the grab bar in my shower, and it would be appropriate for a church since that is where people go to wash away their sins.
That's pretty funny.
I avoided the stuff that looked like it belonged in a shower, but it might have been the more appropriate choice.